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Endodermal Cyst of the Third Nerve in a Child

Jiramongkolchai, Kim MD; Bhatti, Muhammed T. MD; Fuchs, Herbert E. MD, PhD; Cummings, Thomas E. MD; Jiramongkolchai, Pawina MD; El-Dairi, Mays A. MD

Section Editor(s): McCulley, Timothy J. MD

doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000443
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Abstract: Endodermal cysts, also known as neurogenic, neuroenteric, foregut, bronchogenic, respiratory, epithelial, teratomatous, or gastrocytoma cysts, can be found in the central nervous system, predominantly in the subarachnoid space of the cervical and thoracic spinal cord. We describe a child with an endodermal cyst of the third nerve and highlight neuroimaging findings, pathological correlation, clinical course, and patient management.

Departments of Ophthalmology (KJ, MTB, ME-D), Neurology (MTB), Neurosurgery (HF) and Pathology (TEC), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; and Department of Otolaryngology (PJ), Washington University School of Medicine Otolaryngology, St. Louis, Missouri.

Address correspondence to Mays A. El-Dairi, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, DUMC 3802, Durham, NC 27710; E-mail:

Presented in an oral case presentation at the Frank B. Walsh Session at the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society Meeting, February 11–16, 2012, San Antonio, TX.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

M.E.-D. is a consultant for Prana pharmaceuticals and is a recipient of the Knights Templar Foundation Award (7/2015–7/2016); M.T.B. is a speaker and consultant for Novartis Pharmaceuticals; K.J. is the recipient of the Heed Research Fellowship Award (7/2015–7/2016).

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