Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 11, pp 2227–2231 | Cite as

Supratentorial neuroenteric cyst in children: a case report and brief literature review

  • Lídia Nunes DiasEmail author
  • Patricia Puerta Roldán
  • Antonio Guillén Quesada
  • Mariona Suñol Capella
  • José Hinojosa
Case Report


Neurenteric cysts are rare developmental lesions typically found outside the central nervous system but when they do, we most likely find them in a spinal (cervical or dorsal) intradural extramedular location, often associated with dysraphism. The more unusual intracranial cases have been published because of its rarity, occurring mostly as a posterior fossa extra-axial cyst, in adults. Supratentorial cases are distinctly infrequent, especially in children, resulting in few case reports and even fewer case reviews. We describe a case of a child with a supratentorial neurenteric cyst and present a brief review of the literature about these cysts in children, a noticeable gap in the literature.


Intracranial neurenteric cyst Endodermal cyst Enterogenous cyst Neuroenteric cyst Supratentorial neurenteric cyst 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Egas Moniz – Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental EPELisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Sant Joan de DéuBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of PathologyHospital Sant Joan de DéuBarcelonaSpain

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