Spinal Intradural Teratomas: Developmental Programs Gone Awry?
Intradural spinal teratomas are rare tumors of the spinal cord that are infrequently encountered in children. Although the mechanistic basis for the formation of these tumors is unclear, several lines of evidence suggest that a dysembryogenic process in the embryo results in their formation. The authors present a case of spinal intradural teratoma in an 18-year-old, previously healthy man and review the literature linking the development of these tumors to defects in neurulation and embryogenesis.
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Kalani, M. Yashar S.; Iyer, Sudarshan; Coons, Stephen W.; and Smith, Kris A., "Spinal Intradural Teratomas: Developmental Programs Gone Awry?" (2012). Neurosurgery. 384.