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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 172-175

Dermal sinus tract associated with type I and type II split cord malformation


1 Departament of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences, Hospital Militar Central, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia
2 Departament of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Mexico City, Mexico
3 Departament of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Chief of the Surgery Division, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Mexico City, Mexico

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Juan Esteban Munoz Montoya
Departament of Neurosurgery, Hospital Militar Central, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogota
Colombia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_287_19

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The dermal sinus tract of the spine is associated with other occult spinal dysraphisms, such as the split cord malformation (diastematomyelia) in a 40% of the cases and embryologically is not clearly defined if the dermal sinus and split cord malformation have origin in gastrulation or late primary neurulation, but the most accepted theory of the dermal sinus tract consists in early incomplete disjunction, which explains the relation with other spinal dysraphisms. Here, we present two cases, with a dermal sinus tract of the spine associated with Type I and Type II split cord malformation.


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