A case is reported of an ependymal cyst on the anterior aspect of the cervicodorsal region of the spinal cord in a boy aged 7 years. Tumors of the spinal cord of any type are rare in children. One of us (W. B. H.)1 in a review of the literature on tumors of the cord in children below the age of 15 years was able to find only 100 cases; in only 12 of these was a cyst observed, and it was extradural. Other cases of extradural cysts in childhood have since been reported.3 We have found no reference in the literature to a case similar to the one reported here.
REPORT OF A CASE
—An American boy aged 7, white, was referred to the Buffalo General Hospital on Jan. 9, 1936, by Dr. Raymond W. Holt, of Niagara Falls, N. Y., because of pain in
Hyman I, Hamby WB, Sanes S. EPENDYMAL CYST OF THE CERVICODORSAL REGION OF THE SPINAL CORD. Arch NeurPsych. 1938;40(5):1005–1012. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270110159012
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