Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 148, Issue 3, pp 347–352 | Cite as

Intracranial neurenteric cyst with recurrence and extensive craniospinal dissemination

  • H. Kimura
  • A. Nagatomi
  • M. Ochi
  • K. Kurisu
Case Report


Neurenteric cyst represents a rare cystic lesion of the central nervous system, and is generally thought to result from failure of separation of neuro-ectodermal and endodermal elements during week 3 of embryogenesis. Although recurrences have been reported, only one case of craniospinal dissemination has previously been reported. We describe a unique intracranial neurenteric cyst with recurrence and dissemination to the spinal cord.

Keywords: Neurenteric cyst; craniospinal dissemination; tumor recurrence. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kimura
    • 1
  • A. Nagatomi
    • 1
  • M. Ochi
    • 2
  • K. Kurisu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineHiroshima University HospitalHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHiroshima University School of MedicineHiroshimaJapan
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryHiroshima University School of MedicineHiroshimaJapan

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