Midline Spinal Cord Hamartomas—A Report of Six Cases

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Abstract

Midline Spinal Cord Hamartomas are relatively rare and asymptomatic. These lesions may present with a tethered cord and a normal overlying skin, a skin dimple, a dermal sinus tract or dense collagen. Most patients have few or no neurological symptoms related to them. Microscopically they are composed of mature and well-differentiated ectodermal and mesodermal elements, meningothelial cells, calcification, and even urothelium. We report MRI and histologic features of midline spinal cord hamartomas in six cases.

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D. Rao, V. Chakravarthy, E. Aruna, G. Ratnam and D. Rao, "Midline Spinal Cord Hamartomas—A Report of Six Cases," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2013, pp. 291-295. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.46051.

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