2016, Number 5
Rev Mex Neuroci 2016; 17 (5)
Ariñez-Barahona E, Esqueda-Liquidano MA, Navarro-Olvera JL, Laredo-Gómez J
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Spinal teratomas are rare in adulthood. The most accepted theory is the dysembriogenic, but here we present the theory of misplaced germ cells.
Case report: A 54-year-old male with saddle hypoesthesia, 3/5 paraparesia in lower limbs, urinary incontinence, absent anal sphincter tone, patellar and ankle hyporreflexia of 10 months duration, MRI showed a heterogeneous cystic and solid, hard-edged intramedullary, intradural, and intraspinal. Laminoplasty surgery L2 to L4 and complete resection of the lesion was performed. Histopathological study demonstrates mature teratoma.
Conclusion: This case documents the possibility of finding a dysembriogenic tumor in adulthood, and illustrates the management proposed for these cases.