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Year : 2018 | Month : June | Volume : 12 | Issue : 6 | Page : TD04 - TD06

Conus Medullaris Dermoid Rupture into Central Canal: A Case Report

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

1. Resident, Department of Radiology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 2. Consultant, Department of Radiology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 3. Head, Department of Radiology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 4. Senior Consultant, Department of Radiology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 5. Resident, Department of Radiology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Sriram Patwari,
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, 26/4, Brigade Gateway, Beside Metro Cash and Carry West, Malleshwaram-560055,
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: sramdoc@gmail.com

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Benign tumour, DIXON technique, Intramedullary, Intraspinal

How to cite this article :

Kanumukul lakshminarayana Surendra, Sriram Patwari, Harsha Chadaga, Anita Nagadi, Rekha Priya. CONUS MEDULLARIS DERMOID RUPTURE INTO CENTRAL CANAL: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 June [cited: 2018 Jun 24 ]; 12:TD04-TD06. Available from
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DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35361.11679

Date of Submission: Dec 30, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Feb 16, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Mar 16, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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