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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1997;26(8): 1145-1148.
Intraspinal Epidermoid Tumor with Previous Lumbar Puncture.
Taek Hyun Kwon, Jung Keun Suh, Tai Hyoung Cho, Hoon Kap Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Congenital intraspinal epidermoid tumors, while rare, do occur ; that they are related to spinal puncture is less well understood. This article describes the case of a 10 year-old boy with intraspinal epidermoid tumor, who five years previously had undergone lumbar puncture. A striking clinical features of this case is pain in the lower extremity. In this report, we review the literature and discuss the probable developmental mechanism of such tumor.
Key Words: Intraspinal epidermoid tumor; Lumbar puncture
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