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Iatrogenic spinal epidermoid cyst after lumbar puncture using needles with stylet

Iatrogenic spinal epidermoid tumors are extremely rare and may be caused by implanted skin fragments in the spinal canal, most commonly due to lumbar punctures using hollow needles without a stylet. The authors report for the first time an iatrogenic spinal epidermoid tumor that developed 26 months after several lumbar punctures, performed using disposable spinal needles with stylet, in an 8-year-old boy with persistent lower back pain. The authors hypothesize that an ill-fitting stylet compounded by multiple therapeutic lumbar punctures and young age as possible risk factors for the development of the tumor in the present case. A total excision of the tumor with laminectomy yielded good symptomatic recovery

Keywords : adverse effects,Back,Back Pain,Cell Transplantation,Child,complications,Epidermal Cyst,etiology,Humans,Iatrogenic Disease,Laminectomy,Male,Needles,Pain,Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma,Punctures,Risk,Risk Factors,Skin,Spinal Canal,Spinal Puncture,Stem Cell Transplantation,Time,transplantation,, Spinal,Epidermoid,Cyst,After,Lumbar, sciatica specialist near me

Date of Publication : 2011 Oct

Authors : Issaivanan M;Cohen S;Mittler M;Johnson A;Edelman M;Redner A;

Organisation : Divisions of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, 269-01 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA

Journal of Publication : Pediatr Hematol Oncol

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21936622

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