Intradural teratoma in a neonate with meningomyelocele
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Meningomyelocele is a common congenital problem. The teratoma is a neoplasm composed of tissues foreign to the part in which they arise. An intradural teratoma within a meningomyelocele is a very rare association. We report a case of intradural teratoma with a brief review of the relevant literature. A 7-days-old male baby was admitted to our department with lumbosacral MMC of 4 × 4 cm in size from which CSF was leaked. On examination, the neural tissue was visible inside the thin membranes. The leak occurred spontaneously on the sixth day of nursing and the patient was brought to the department within 8 hours. The neurological examination of the patient showed anal incontinence and decreased movements of the left lower limb. The spine X-ray showed bony defect from vertebra L3 to S1. As CSF was leaked from the MMC, it was planned for immediate operation without waiting for MRI.

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