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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 157–159 | Cite as

Spinal cord compression due to cystic duplication of the primitive digestive tract

  • José Manuel Velasco-Siles
  • Eliseo Paredes
  • Alfonso Escanero
  • Hilda Alcalá
Original Papers

Abstract

Three children are described who presented with the syndrome of spinal cord compression. They had intradural-extramedullary masses, which proved to be histologically benign cysts with characteristics similar to those found in the embryonic foregut. Emphasis is placed on the importance of early diagnosis and prompt surgical treatment of these congenital malformations, stressing the fact that complete recovery is possible. The literature is reviewed.

Key words

Neuroenteric cyst Spinal cord compression Congenital malformation 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Manuel Velasco-Siles
    • 1
  • Eliseo Paredes
    • 1
  • Alfonso Escanero
    • 1
  • Hilda Alcalá
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital Infantil de MéxicoJuárez 4México

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