Spinal dermal sinus coinciding with an infected giant epidermoid cyst in an infant presenting with constipation: a case report

  • Mohamad Saekhu Department of Neurosurgery,Universitas Indonesia Medical School/Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2640-4727
  • Eka Susanto Department of Anatomical Pathology,Universitas Indonesia Medical School/Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta
  • Setyo Handryastuti Department of Child Health, Universitas Indonesia/Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6968-9780
  • Samsul Ashari Department of Neurosurgery,Universitas Indonesia Medical School/Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6126-6561
  • Setyowidi Nugroho Department of Neurosurgery,Universitas Indonesia Medical School/Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta
Keywords: constipation; infections; neoplasms; neural tube defect; surgical procedures


Early diagnosis of spinal tumors is a prerequisite for achieving satisfactory neurological recovery. However, rare diseases tend to have a long diagnostic course.1 In addition, the clinical presentation of spinal tumors in most children is not apparent, moreover, spinal tumors may not show clinical symptoms if they are located in the lumbar spine and sized no more than one vertebra.2,3 Clinical presentations caused by tumors in the lumbar spine may include weakness of both limbs, impaired urination, and constipation.


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Saekhu M, Susanto E, Handryastuti S, Ashari S, Nugroho S. Spinal dermal sinus coinciding with an infected giant epidermoid cyst in an infant presenting with constipation: a case report. PI [Internet]. 27Oct.2022 [cited 29Feb.2024];62(5):357-3. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2528
Case Report
Received 2020-11-10
Accepted 2022-10-27
Published 2022-10-27