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An unusual presentation of lumbosacral dermal sinus with CSF leak and meningitis. A case report and review of the literature.
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 Mar-Apr; 41(2):98-101.PN

Abstract

Dermal sinus tracts are common skin manifestations seen with spinal dysraphism. Most of these dermal sinus tracts occur in the lumbosacral region. Though dermal sinus tracts are a common manifestation, their presentation with CSF leak is rare and important as they predispose to recurrent meningitis along with neurological deficits. Here we present an interesting case of a 33-month-old female child with dermal sinus CSF leak, tethered cord and intradural dermoid who presented with meningitis and was treated with excision of the tract, removal of the dermoid and detethering of the cord.

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drdeepakkumargupta@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15942281

Citation

Gupta, Deepak K., et al. "An Unusual Presentation of Lumbosacral Dermal Sinus With CSF Leak and Meningitis. a Case Report and Review of the Literature." Pediatric Neurosurgery, vol. 41, no. 2, 2005, pp. 98-101.
Gupta DK, Shastank RR, Mahapatra AK. An unusual presentation of lumbosacral dermal sinus with CSF leak and meningitis. A case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005;41(2):98-101.
Gupta, D. K., Shastank, R. R., & Mahapatra, A. K. (2005). An unusual presentation of lumbosacral dermal sinus with CSF leak and meningitis. A case report and review of the literature. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 41(2), 98-101.
Gupta DK, Shastank RR, Mahapatra AK. An Unusual Presentation of Lumbosacral Dermal Sinus With CSF Leak and Meningitis. a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 Mar-Apr;41(2):98-101. PubMed PMID: 15942281.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An unusual presentation of lumbosacral dermal sinus with CSF leak and meningitis. A case report and review of the literature. AU - Gupta,Deepak K, AU - Shastank,R R, AU - Mahapatra,A K, PY - 2004/08/26/received PY - 2004/11/18/accepted PY - 2005/6/9/pubmed PY - 2005/7/29/medline PY - 2005/6/9/entrez SP - 98 EP - 101 JF - Pediatric neurosurgery JO - Pediatr Neurosurg VL - 41 IS - 2 N2 - Dermal sinus tracts are common skin manifestations seen with spinal dysraphism. Most of these dermal sinus tracts occur in the lumbosacral region. Though dermal sinus tracts are a common manifestation, their presentation with CSF leak is rare and important as they predispose to recurrent meningitis along with neurological deficits. Here we present an interesting case of a 33-month-old female child with dermal sinus CSF leak, tethered cord and intradural dermoid who presented with meningitis and was treated with excision of the tract, removal of the dermoid and detethering of the cord. SN - 1016-2291 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15942281/An_unusual_presentation_of_lumbosacral_dermal_sinus_with_CSF_leak_and_meningitis__A_case_report_and_review_of_the_literature_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000085164 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -