CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2018; 07(03): 275-277
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1670019
Short Communication
Neurological Surgeons' Society of India

A Case of Split Cord Malformation with Triple Bony Spur in a Single Dural Sleeve—A Classification Dilemma

Saurabh Kumar Verma
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, India
,
Madakasira Sitaram Sridhar
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, India
,
Manish Garg
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, India
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Publication History

Received: 26 December 2017

accepted: 18 May 2018

Publication Date:
30 August 2018 (online)

  

Abstract

Split cord malformation-I (SCM-I) is characterized by the presence of double dural sacs, with rigid extradural bony/cartilaginous spur leading to symmetrical or asymmetrical division of the cord. In split cord malformation-II (SCM-II), there is a single dural sac with a nonrigid fibrous spur and symmetrical division of the cord. SCM-II are slightly more common than SCM-I, constituting around 50 to 60% of SCMs. The authors report a unique case of SCM with triple bony spurs lying both intra- and extradurally in a single dural sleeve. At the time of submission of this report, to the best of authors’ knowledge, no case of SCM with triple bony spurs in single dural sleeve has been reported anywhere in the world literature.