We adduce this case of a very rare intraspinal tumor, an intramedullary epidermoid cyst in a male child of a 3 yearold, which is also a rare age presentation. This tumor was diagnosed through spine magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) examination. The child presented with spastic paraparesis of about three months’ duration. The child was set for spine computed tomographic(CT) scan examination (prior to the MRI study) that failed to detect the lesion well, leading to delay of correct management. MRI should be carried out directly as the investigation of first choice whenever spinal lesion questionable in non-informative CT scan study. In this case report, the MR imaging characteristics of such rare benign tumor are debated with review of pertinent literature.
Bin Nuhaid, Abdulkhaleq Ayedh and Bin Ghouth, Wadea Saeed
"Case Report Intramedullary Epidermoid Cyst: A rare Intraspinal Tumor,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 15
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol15/iss1/3