19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

A case report of an intramedullary cervical teratoma in an adult patient with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy.

Icon for Elsevier ScienceRelated Articles

A case report of an intramedullary cervical teratoma in an adult patient with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy.

Neurocirugia (Astur). 2019 Sep – Oct;30(5):238-242

Authors: Guadarrama-Ortíz P, Choreño-Parra JA, Carnalla-Cortés M, Sánchez-Garibay C, Palacios-Zúñiga U

Abstract
Spinal cord teratomas are rare. There are few reports of teratomas affecting the cervical spine and their association with spondylotic radiculopathy has not been described. A 59-year-old woman with history of fecal incontinence attended with cervical radicular pain radiating to upper limbs. Physical examination showed distal muscle hypotrophy and abolishment of bicipital, tricipital, and brachioradialis reflexes of the right arm, preserving proximal strength. Also, hiporreflexia and loss of proprioception in the right lower limb was observed. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an intramedullary mass at C7-T1, accompanied by intervertebral disk protrusions and dural sac compressions at the same level. One-stage posterior-anterior operative approach for tumor resection, decompression of the radiculopathy and replacement of intervertebral discs was performed. The histopathological diagnosis was for a mature teratoma. We described the first case of an intramedullary cervical teratoma associated with radiculopathy in an adult, providing evidence of rare long-lasting teratomas affecting the cervical spine.

PMID: 30482695 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Related Articles A case report of an intramedullary cervical teratoma in an adult patient with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. Neurocirugia (Astur). 2019 Sep - Oct;30(5):238-242 Authors: Guadarrama-Ortíz P, Choreño-Parra JA, Carnalla-Cortés M, Sánchez-Garibay C, Palacios-Zúñiga U Abstract Spinal cord teratomas are rare. There are few reports of teratomas affecting the cervical spine and their association with…

What our patients say ...

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon

This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.
What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

If you have any emergency Doctor’s need, simply call our 24 hour emergency

Your personal case manager will ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Call Now 

+44 844 589 2020
+44 203 973 8810