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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2004;36(3): 254-256.
Iatrogenic Intraspinal Epidermoid Tumor.
In Ho Jeong, Jung Kil Lee, Jae Hyoo Kim, Soo Han Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Hospital, Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. In-hojeong@hanmail.net
ABSTRACT
Iatrogenic spinal epidermoid tumors are rare and implanted. Implanted skin fragment by trauma or lumbar puncture is thought to be a possible cause. Because of the lag in time between the lumbar puncture and the development of a symptomatic tumor, this relationship is usually overlooked and can cause a delay in diagnosis. We present a case of intraspinal epidermoid tumor developed 7 years after a lumbar puncture.
Key Words: Intraspinal epidermoid tumor; Lumbar puncture
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