Radiologically occult cervical intradural dermal sinus tract: a case report and review of literature


We report the unusual case of a 7-month-old girl presenting with congenital cervical dermal sinus tract in which the intradural tract was not detected on preoperative imaging and was identified intraoperatively. Considering possible devastating sequelae of infection, excision of dermal sinus tract might be justified even in the case with radiologically undetected intradural tract.

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Mukai, T., Usami, K., Ishisaka, E. et al. Radiologically occult cervical intradural dermal sinus tract: a case report and review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst (2020).

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  • Dermal sinus tract
  • Intradural tract
  • Cervical