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Infected spinal dermal sinus tract with meningitis: a case report.
Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2011 Sep; 20(3):188-91.AN

Abstract

PURPOSE

Congenital dermal sinus tract (DST), an uncommon entity of cranial or spinal dysraphism, occurs along the midline neuraxis that may arise from nasion and occiput down to the lumbar and sacral region. It is often diagnosed in infants and children for skin signs, neurological deficits, local infection, meningitis, or abscess. For spinal DST, there is a paucity of case or series report in Taiwan.

CASE REPORT

In this paper, we report a case in a 6-year-old girl. The girl presented with midline lumbar skin dimple, hypertrichosis, and history of bacterial meningitis. She was successful treated by surgical excision of the DST with local infection that ended within the subarachnoid space between L2-3 vertebrae.

CONCLUSION

This case highlights the importance of a thorough examination of the midline craniospinal axis in children with meningitis or history of meningitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. yimin932001@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22009122

Citation

Wang, Yi-Min, et al. "Infected Spinal Dermal Sinus Tract With Meningitis: a Case Report." Acta Neurologica Taiwanica, vol. 20, no. 3, 2011, pp. 188-91.
Wang YM, Chuang MJ, Cheng MH. Infected spinal dermal sinus tract with meningitis: a case report. Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2011;20(3):188-91.
Wang, Y. M., Chuang, M. J., & Cheng, M. H. (2011). Infected spinal dermal sinus tract with meningitis: a case report. Acta Neurologica Taiwanica, 20(3), 188-91.
Wang YM, Chuang MJ, Cheng MH. Infected Spinal Dermal Sinus Tract With Meningitis: a Case Report. Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2011;20(3):188-91. PubMed PMID: 22009122.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infected spinal dermal sinus tract with meningitis: a case report. AU - Wang,Yi-Min, AU - Chuang,Ming-Jung, AU - Cheng,Min-Hsiung, PY - 2011/10/20/entrez PY - 2011/10/20/pubmed PY - 2012/3/1/medline SP - 188 EP - 91 JF - Acta neurologica Taiwanica JO - Acta Neurol Taiwan VL - 20 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: Congenital dermal sinus tract (DST), an uncommon entity of cranial or spinal dysraphism, occurs along the midline neuraxis that may arise from nasion and occiput down to the lumbar and sacral region. It is often diagnosed in infants and children for skin signs, neurological deficits, local infection, meningitis, or abscess. For spinal DST, there is a paucity of case or series report in Taiwan. CASE REPORT: In this paper, we report a case in a 6-year-old girl. The girl presented with midline lumbar skin dimple, hypertrichosis, and history of bacterial meningitis. She was successful treated by surgical excision of the DST with local infection that ended within the subarachnoid space between L2-3 vertebrae. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of a thorough examination of the midline craniospinal axis in children with meningitis or history of meningitis. SN - 1028-768X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22009122/Infected_spinal_dermal_sinus_tract_with_meningitis:_a_case_report_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/meningitis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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