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Rare cause of paraparesis in a young man: cervico-dorsal neurenteric cysts associated with Klippel-Feil syndrome
  1. Raghav Seth1,
  2. Anindita Sinha1,
  3. Navneet Singla2 and
  4. Debajyoti Chatterjee3
  1. 1Radiodiagnosis, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Neurosurgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  3. 3Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anindita Sinha; dranindita{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Klippel-Feil syndrome is an entity presenting with short neck, low hairline and reduced range of motion of cervical spine. Neurenteric cyst is a congenital abnormality, in which mucus-secreting epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract is seen in the spinal axis. The association of a neurenteric cyst with Klippel-Feil syndrome has been reported very rarely. We report the case of a young man, affected by Klippel-Feil syndrome, who presented with bilateral paraplegia. Imaging of the spine revealed features suggestive of cervico-dorsal neurenteric cyst. Subsequently, surgical resection of the cysts was done, which resulted in resolution of the symptoms.

  • spinal cord
  • neuroimaging
  • radiology

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  • Contributors RS—the conception of the work, the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the work and final approval of the version published. AS—the conception of the work, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the work and revising it critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version published; and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. NS—the conception of the work, clinical management and final approval of the version published. DC—histopathological diagnosis and final approval of the version published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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