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A Case of Congenital Cranial Dermal Sinus.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(10):1442-1447.
Published online October 31, 1989.
A Case of Congenital Cranial Dermal Sinus.
Jae Min Choi, Woo Jung Kim, Hyeun Chung Kim, Ha Joo Choi, Woo Kap Chung
Department of Pediatrics, Kang Nam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea
선천성 두개피부동 1례
최재민, 김우정, 김현중, 최하주, 정우갑
한림의대부속 강남성심병원 소아과
Received: 16 May 1989   • Accepted: 8 August 1989
Congenital cranial dermal sinus is a depression or an epithelial lined tract that forms a abnormal communication between the scalp and the deeper tissues within the cranial cavity. This is a dysraphic condition resulting from incomplete seperation of cutaneous structures and neuroectoderm in early gestation. The clinical importance of the lesion lies in its associated neurological complications which usually present in early childhood. These complications include symptoms and signs referable to the presence of an mass and those referable to infection, particulary unexplained meningitis. We report a case of congeital dermal sinus.
Key Words: Congenital cranial dermal sinus

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