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Title: Epidermoid tumours associated with lumbar punctures performed in early neonatal life
Authors: Potgieter, Stephanus ×
Dimin, S
Lagae, Lieven
Van Calenbergh, Frank
Plets, Christiaan
Demaerel, Philippe
Casaer, Paul #
Issue Date: Jun-1998
Series Title: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology vol:40 issue:4 pages:266-9
Abstract: Three children (ages 5, 7, and 12 years) with epidermoid tumours in the spinal canal, all of whom had a lumbar puncture during the early neonatal period, are reported. A considerable delay occurred from the first symptoms until the diagnosis was made. MRI of the lumbar spine was the method of choice in the diagnostic work-up. All three cases were successfully surgically treated. The link between lumbar punctures and epidermoid tumours and the possible risk factors involved are explored. Because of the variable clinical presentation, the possibility of the existence of these tumours should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
ISSN: 0012-1622
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
Brain & Metabolism Section (-)
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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