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Lumbosacral non-terminal myelocystocele associated with teratoma: case report and review of literature

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Non-terminal myelocystoceles are commonly found in the cervical or thoracic spinal region. Their sac can rarely be associated with tumor. A rare case of an infant with a lumbosacral non-terminal myelocystocele and accompanying mature teratoma is reported in whom the tumor was attached to the placode not as a part of the sac.

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Berchi Kankam, S., Ashrafi, M., Tayebi Meybodi, K. et al. Lumbosacral non-terminal myelocystocele associated with teratoma: case report and review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst 38, 1229–1232 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-021-05361-y

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