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Published online: 2006-12-14
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Type I split cord malformation with an usual bony morphology

G. Shokouhi, R.S. Tubbs, M.M. Shoja
Folia Morphol 2007;66(1):78-79.

open access

Vol 66, No 1 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-12-14
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Variations in the configuration of the bony septum found in patients with split cord malformations are rare. We report the seemingly rare occurrence of a midline bony septum that ended posteriorly as a fully formed bony spinous process. We speculate that this variation is due to misplaced mesodermal cells associated with the primitive endomesenchymal tract during approximately the third week of foetal life. The clinician that manages these patients may wish to consider this rare morphology and avoid excessive manipulation of such a process, which could potentially injure an underlying hemicord.

Abstract

Variations in the configuration of the bony septum found in patients with split cord malformations are rare. We report the seemingly rare occurrence of a midline bony septum that ended posteriorly as a fully formed bony spinous process. We speculate that this variation is due to misplaced mesodermal cells associated with the primitive endomesenchymal tract during approximately the third week of foetal life. The clinician that manages these patients may wish to consider this rare morphology and avoid excessive manipulation of such a process, which could potentially injure an underlying hemicord.
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Keywords

variation; spine; spinal cord; bone; spinous process

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Title

Type I split cord malformation with an usual bony morphology

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 66, No 1 (2007)

Pages

78-79

Published online

2006-12-14

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2007;66(1):78-79.

Keywords

variation
spine
spinal cord
bone
spinous process

Authors

G. Shokouhi
R.S. Tubbs
M.M. Shoja

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