Pediatric Neurenteric Cyst

Pediatric Neurenteric Cyst

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Summary

A neurenteric cyst is a rare type of spinal cord tumor that is present at birth (congenital).

Expanded overview

Neurenteric cysts are a very rare tumor that develops on the spinal cord during fetal development. In most cases, they are diagnosed during childhood. Neurenteric cysts are twice as common in boys as they are in girls.

A child with a neurenteric cyst may have another neurological condition, such as:

Causes

Neurenteric cysts occur due to a problem during fetal development in the mother’s womb.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a neurenteric cyst can include:

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