Ventral Dysraphic and Various Sacral Lesions

  • Reinhard L. Friede


Neurenteric cysts are malformations of early developmental origin, presenting as intraspinal cysts lined with mucosa of the alimentary tract. They vary considerably in size and in the type of mucosal lining. Their distinction from other cystic intraspinal lesions has caused diagnostic problems. Cystic teratomas, briefly described in a separate section of this chapter, have been confused with neurenteric cysts particularly in the older literature; spinal ependymal cysts, described in Chapter 20, also need to be considered.


Cyst Wall Spina Bifida Cranial Vault Cystic Teratoma Dermal SinUS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard L. Friede
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.University of ZurichSwitzerland

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