Spinal Lipomas

  • Michel Zerah
  • Thomas Roujeau
  • Martin Catala
  • Alain Pierre-Kahn


Congenital lumbosacral lipomas are the most common form of closed neural tube defects. In most cases they are diagnosed prenatally or at birth. They may lead to progressive neurological and urinary deterioration. However, their natural history is poorly understood. Prophylactic surgery has been the gold standard of treatment, but considering the deterioration of prophylactic detethering over time, especially in case of lipoma of the conus, the performance of prophylactic surgery in children has been questioned.


Spinal Cord Spina Bifida Prophylactic Surgery Tethered Cord Dermal Sinus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Zerah
    • 1
  • Thomas Roujeau
    • 2
  • Martin Catala
    • 3
  • Alain Pierre-Kahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Necker-Enfants MaladesParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgeryHospital Necker-Enfants MaladesParisFrance
  3. 3.DéveloppementUMR Paris 6/CNRS Biologie duParisFrance

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