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Journal of the Korean Child Neurology Society 2012;20(1):18-22.
Published online March 30, 2012.
Intracranial Neurenteric Cyst of the Anterior Brain Stem in a Girl.
Chang Woo Lee, Soo Ho Lee, Seung Taek Yu
Department of Pediatrics, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. yudoc@wonkwang.ac.kr
Abstract
Neurenteric cyst is a rare, congenital, and benign cystic lesion of the central nervous system, which is generally thought to result from failure of separation of the neuro-ectodermal and neuro-endodermal elements during week 3 of embryogenesis. Neurenteric cysts in the intracranial area are very rare lesions that typically occur in the spinal canal or even more seldom in the posterior cranial fossa. A girl presented to the outpatient clinic with complaints of moderate to severe episodes of headache with associated vomiting for 2 weeks. There was a positive sign of severe neck stiffness. Her brain MRI showed a neurenteric cyst located within the anterior intradural space of the foramen magnum. We report our experience with an intracranial neurenteric cyst located in the anterior brain stem area.
Key Words: Neurenteric Cyst, Headache, Brain Stem
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