Isolated central canal rupture of spinal dermoid

Report of 3 cases

Kanwaljeet Garg M.Ch. and Rajinder Kumar M.B.B.S.
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  • Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Spinal dermoid tumors are rare, benign, slow-growing tumors. Rupture of spinal dermoids, in contrast to cranial dermoids, is rarely reported. Rupture in the central canal alone is even more rare, with only a few cases reported in the literature. The presence of fat droplets within the central canal is unusual because the central canal is rudimentary in adults. The authors report 3 such cases and review the pertinent literature.

Abbreviation used in this paper:

MRC = Medical Research Council.

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