Neurenteric Cyst

Neurenteric cysts are epithelial-lined cysts derived from the neurenteric canal, which transiently connects the embryonic yolk sac with the amniotic cavity during the third week of embryonic development (see "Embryology" section). Due to the endodermal origin of the cyst lining, gastrointestinal or respiratory epithelium may be found and associated abnormalities of the gut, respiratory tract and vertebrae may occur. Such cysts (also called, for this reason, enterogenous cysts) tend to present as intradural extramedullary lesions situated ventrally in the cervical region. They may also be found in the thoracic region, where a dorsal intradural location is more often seen. Clinically, these lesions generally present in adolescence or early adulthood with neck pain and spinal cord compression, causing a cervical myelopathy. MRI scanning reveals the cyst and its location, allowing surgical excision, which can usually be achieved from a posterior approach. Even if a complete excision cannot be achieved safely, due to dense attachments to the cord or nerve roots, partial excision and cyst drainage provide lasting benefit, since re-accumulation is extremely slow. The prognosis for improvement in neurological function is generally very good.

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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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