Intraspinal Abscess and Hydrocephaly Secondary to Dermal Sinus

Tekin D., Öztürk F., Uysal S., Iyigün Ö.

Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Tip Dergisi, vol.20, no.2, pp.97-101, 2003 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-101
  • Keywords: Dermal sinus, Hydrocephaly, Intraspinal abscess
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The cases with meningitis that is unresponsive to conventional antibiotic therapy, recurrent bacterial meningitis or detection of an atypical pathogenic organism should suggest congenital neuroectodermal defects and a detailed physical examination should be done. Because of the failure of the antibiotic therapy in a patient, a careful physical examination was done and a dermal sinus was detected. In his follow-up, the presence of a intraspinal abscess and an infected dermoid cyst due to hemolytic streptococci were detected.