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Mature cystic teratoma of dorsal spinal cord in adult: An unusual lesion

 Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Hrushikesh Umakant Kharosekar,
Department of Neurosurgery, 4th Floor, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla E, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
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Teratomas are a type of multipotential cell tumor that contain a mixture of multiple germinal layers formed by normal organogenesis and reproductive tissues the incidence of intracranial teratomas is low, approximately 0.5-2.2% of all intracranial tumors. The occurrence of teratomas in the spine is extremely rare. Except for in the sacrococcygeal region, teratomas constitute <0.5% of all intraspinal tumors. According to the literature this is only 8th case of dorsal spinal mature cystic teratoma reported till date.

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