Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 3
Sacral Intradural Dermoid and Epidermoid Tumors: A Case Report
Abdullah TOPÇU1, Mevci ÖZDEMİR1, Duygu ÇELİKER2, Mustafa KORUCU1, Bayram ÇIRAK1
1Pamukkale Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
2Pamukkale Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
Our aim was to present a rare case with dermoid and epidermoid tumors located intradurally and to discuss treatment methods. A 14-yearold male presented left leg pain and urinary and fecal incontinence. His history revealed a meningomyelocele operation when he was 3 months old. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a dermal sinus tract and 2 intradural extramedullary mass lesions at the S1-2 levels. S1-S2 total laminectomy together with dermal sinus tract and total mass excision was performed. Histopathology evaluation of the excised masses showed one mass to be a dermoid and the other an epidermoid tumor. No complications were observed on the follow-up and the fecal and urinary incontinence recovered. He was discharged on the seventh postoperative day. Anahtar Kelimeler : Back pain, Spinal dermoid tumor, Spinal epidermoid tumor, Meningomyelocele, Tethered cord syndrome