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Cervico-Thoracic Lipoma Associated with Occult Syringohydromyelia


Address correspondence to Laura Rodríguez-Cano, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Passeig Vall d'Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Cutaneous lesions in the midline may be hallmarks of an occult spinal dysraphism. They rarely may occur in the cervical and thoracic regions. We report a 9-year-old girl with a cervico-thoracic lipoma associated with an underlying syringohydromyelia. Early detection of potentially complicated conditions can prevent the occurrence of irreversible neurologic damage.