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Title: Iatrogenic spinal epidermoid tumour associated with tuberous sclerosis. A diagnostic pitfall
Authors: Demaerel, Philippe ×
Casaer, Paul
Van Calenbergh, Frank
Knapen, P
Wilms, Guy
Plets, Christiaan
Baert, Albert #
Issue Date: Apr-1995
Series Title: Journal of neuroradiology. Journal de neuroradiologie vol:21 issue:4 pages:270-3
Abstract: We present a case of spinal epidermoid tumour that was probably caused by lumbar punctures. The tumour was detected on MRI in a child with tuberous sclerosis complaining of atypical low back pain. Preoperatively the tumour was considered to be a cystic astrocytoma of ependymoma of the conus terminalis. The association of tuberous sclerosis with a spinal tumour is rare but has been recorded in the literature. The diagnosis was an epidermoid tumour (E.T.). The MRI appearances were unusual for a spinal ET: the signal intensity changes were different from those reported in the literature and the presence of calcification and cavitation has not yet been reported. This case represents a diagnostic pitfall, since both entities were unrelated.
ISSN: 0150-9861
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
Translational MRI (+)
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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