Computed tomography of primary intrathecal wilms tumor with diastematomyelia

Sandra K. Fernbach*, Thomas P. Naidich, David G. Mc Lone, Jan E. Leestma

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A 2-year-old girl evaluated for diastematomyelia proved to have nearly complete block from an associated primary intraarachnoid Wilms tumor (nephroblastoma) situated immediately caudal to the bone spur and dorsal to the reunited hemicords and conus medullaris. No second focus of Wilms tumor could be detected. The computed tomographic appearance of the tumor and a possible embryological explanation for its relationship to the spinal cord are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1984


  • Computed to-mography
  • Kidney
  • Neoplasms
  • Spina bifida
  • Spine
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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