A Pediatric Case of Cauda Equina Dermoid Cyst Resected by Minimally Invasive Unilateral Hemilaminectomy

Satoru Yabuno, Susumu Sasada, Michiari Umakoshi, Takayuki Nagase, Chiaki Sugahara, Satoshi Kawauchi, Takao Yasuhara, Isao Date

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Abstract

A 3-year-old boy had difficulty sitting up and walking for several months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an intradural tumor at the L3-4 level. The tumor was successfully resected by unilateral hemilaminectomy and diagnosed as dermoid cyst. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course without pain, and MRI found no recurrence after surgery. A small bone defect remained that might be favorably reconstructed with autologous and artificial bone. Hemilaminectomy allowed us to resect the cauda equina dermoid cyst with minimal invasiveness. Pediatric patients require follow-up as they are more likely to experience spinal deformity or instability after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-223
Number of pages7
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Cauda equina tumor
  • Child
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Spinal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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