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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1995;24(1): 63-66.
A Neurenteric Cyst in Cervical Spinal Canal: A Case Report.
Byung Choul Moon, Choul Woong Park, Eun Sang Kim, In Sung Park, Jin Myung Chung, Jae Hyung Kim, Jong Woo Han
1Department of Neurosurgery, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
We present the clinical, radiological and pathological features of a case of neurenteric cyst occurring at the low cervical region in a 30-year-old female. The patient complained paresthesia and weakness in her low extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed intradural extramedullary cyst at C6 level. It was located ventral to the cord and was not associated with vertebral anormaly or mediastinal mass lesion. We operated through anterior approach and excised the cyst. This congenital cyst is important because it is readily amenable to surgery.
Key Words: Neurenteric cyst; Intradural extramedullary
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