Neurenteric Cysts

  • Ricardo Santos de Oliveira
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
  • Christian Sainte-Rose
  • Helio Rubens Machado
  • Michel Zerah


Neurenteric or enterogenous cysts are uncommon congenital lesions that result from displaced elements of the alimentary canal and are commonly encountered in the posterior mediastinum. These cysts can occur at any level of the neuraxis from the posterior clinoid to the coccyx; they are most commonly found in the lower cervical and upper thoracic regions [1, 2, 3, 4]. The lesions are generally located ventral to the spinal cord and at the cervicomedullary junction [1, 5].


Spinal Cord Cervical Spine Spinal Canal Spina Bifida Teratomatous Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Santos de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
    • 2
  • Christian Sainte-Rose
    • 3
  • Helio Rubens Machado
    • 1
  • Michel Zerah
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery Department of Surgery and Anatomy Ribeirão Preto School of MedicineUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric NeurosurgerySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Necker-Enfants MaladesParisFrance
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Necker-Enfants MaladesParisFrance

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