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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1182-1185

Adult thoracic intradural exophytic mature teratoma: Case report and literature review

Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

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Dr. Ripul R Panchal
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center 4860 Y Street, Suite 3740, Sacramento 95817, CA
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_370_16

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Mature thoracic intraspinal teratomas are rare tumors in adults. In this case study, we present a case of intradural, extramedullary teratoma, which was surgically resected. A 50 year old man presented with progressive bilateral leg pain, severe myelopathy and weakness. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic mass lesion in the T11-12 region region. Microsurgical resection of the tumor using CO2 laser with neuromonitoring was performed. Postoperatively, the patient had a remarkable clinical improvement. Mature spinal teratomas are rare, slow growing spinal tumors. Surgical resection provides excellent recovery, and recurrence rates are low.

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