Adult intramedullary mature teratoma of the spinal cord: review of the literature illustrated with an unusual example

AK H., Ulu M. O. , SAR M. , ALBAYRAM S., Aydin S., Uzan M.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.148, no.6, pp.663-669, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 148 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-006-0755-z
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.663-669


Intramedullary mature teratomas particularly in adults are rarely encountered. In this manuscript the authors have reviewed the adult intramedullary lesions of the spinal cord published in the literature that are harbouring the characteristics of a mature teratoma and analysed the results with respect to histopathology, epidemiology, diagnostic methods and treatment. An illustrative case of an extremely unusual localization is also presented.