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2019 Dec

World Neurosurg


Obstructive hydrocephalus and chemical meningitis secondary to a ruptured spinal epidermoid cyst: a case report.


Fernández-de Thomas RJ, Vicenty-Padilla JC, Sánchez-Jiménez JG, Labat EJ, Carballo-Cuello CM, De Jesús O, Vigo-Prieto JA
World Neurosurg. 2019 Dec; 132:173-176.
PMID: 31491571.


Epidermoid cysts of the spinal cord may rupture, resulting in keratin dissemination in the subarachnoid space, ventricles and along the central canal of the spinal cord causing meningitis, myelopathy changes or hydrocephalus.