Unusual MR presentation of occult spinal dysraphism with lumbosacral lipoma and dermoid cyst

Yasushi Miyagi, Takato Morioka, Fumiaki Yoshida, Kimiaki Hashiguchi, Daisuke Inoue, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Tadahisa Shono, Shinji Nagata, Tomio Sasaki

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Case report: We describe a case with tethered cord syndrome due to the association of intradural lipoma and a dermoid cyst at the filum terminale that had an unusual magnetic resonance (MR) appearance. Discussion: Although both pathologies usually demonstrate a similar intensity on MR images, the involvement of a capsule filled with hair in the dermoid cyst, which presented hypointensity, may be a clue to be differentiated from lipoma on preoperative MR images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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