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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2006 June;50(2):55-8

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Intramedullary mature cystic teratoma of the conus medullaris. A case report

Kahilogullari G. 1, Erdem A. 1, Heper A. O. 2, Erden E. 2

1 Department of Neurosurgery University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey.


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Intramedullary teratoma is extremely rare and to our knowledge has been reported in only nine cases in the literature. We report a case of mature cystic teratoma of the conus medullaris. The case was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging and operated with microneurosurgical techniques.

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