Dermal sinus complicated by intramedullar abscess of spinal cord (case report)
Keywords:dermal sinus, intramedullar abscess of spinal cord, surgical treatment
Intramedullar abscess of spinal cord in children is a serious and dangerous complication of dermal sinus. Modern points of view, considering neurosurgical, including diagnostics and surgical tactics were given. Complex of procedures been used let us to prevent purulent process generalization, however functional result was not satisfactory.
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