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Vernix Caseo Granulomatous Meningitis (Vernicomyelia)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 September 2015

Rajiv Midha
Affiliation:
Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, the University of Toronto, and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Laurence E. Becker
Affiliation:
Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, the University of Toronto, and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
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Abstract:

An apneic and tetraplegic infant with an open lumbosacral myelomeningocele and an Arnold-Chiari malformation is reviewed. An exuberant chronic aseptic meningitis with foreign body giant cells and immunoreactive keratin was present around the spinal cord and brainstem. This paper discusses the recognition and role of granulomatous meningitis in the clinical course and in the pathogenesis of the unusual cerebellar abnormalities found in this infant.

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Copyright © Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation 1991

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