Pediatr Neurosurg 2021 5;56(5):416-423. Epub 2021 Aug 5.
Neurosurgery Department, Shanghai Children's Medical Center Affiliated to the Medical School of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.
Objective: This study aims to assess the impact of early diagnosis and surgery on children with congenital dermal sinus, investigate the relationship between MRI findings and extent of surgical exploration, and summarize our clinical experience with the surgical management in cases with central nervous system (CNS) infection.
Methods: The skin features, preoperative MRI images, intraoperative findings, postoperative pathological characteristics, and prognoses of 56 children with congenital dermal sinus were analyzed retrospectively.
Results: All the children had a pinpoint ostium in the skin, and 52 out of the 56 children (92. Read More