Conus Medullaris Dermoid Rupture into Central Canal: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
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.
Benign tumour, DIXON technique, Intramedullary, Intraspinal
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 Sep 19 ]; 12:TD04-TD06. Available from
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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