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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-81

Rare morbidity of permanent quadriplegia caused by neurenteric cyst of the cervical cord


Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

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Dr. Henry Tan Chor Lip
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru, Jalan Persiaran Abu Bakar Sultan, 80100, Johor Bahru, Johor
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/AJM.AJM_153_18

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The incidence of neurenteric cyst (NC) is rare, accounting for 0.3%–1.3% of all spine tumors. The occurrence of quadriplegia caused by NC is even scarcer. Herein we report on a young girl with a rare NC over the C2-C5 spinal cord, which led to the morbidity of permanent quadriplegia despite early surgical intervention. This case highlights the rare morbidity of cervical cord NC presenting with permanent quadriplegia that failed to respond despite early surgical excision.


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