Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2018 | Month : June | Volume : 12 | Issue : 6 | Page : TD04 - TD06

Conus Medullaris Dermoid Rupture into Central Canal: A Case Report TD04-TD06

Kanumukul lakshminarayana Surendra, Sriram Patwari, Harsha Chadaga, Anita Nagadi, Rekha Priya

Dr. Sriram Patwari,
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, 26/4, Brigade Gateway, Beside Metro Cash and Carry West, Malleshwaram-560055,
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Intramedullary spinal dermoids are benign, uncommon, mostly congenital and slow growing tumours. Here, we present a rare case of ruptured intramedullary dermoid in a 45-year-old male who presented with lower back ache and both lower limb weakness. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) demonstrated an elongated mass expanding the conus medullaris and displacing the cauda equina with extension into lower thoracic spinal cord and ruptured fat droplets within the central canal of lower thoracic spinal cord. Correlative CT imaging confirmed the presence of fat within the lesion.