A case of extensive spinal cysticercosis involving the whole spinal canal in a patient with a history of cerebral cysticercosis

Dong Ah Shin, Hyun Chul Shin

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Abstract

Although cysticercosis is the most common parasitic disease affecting the central nervous system, spinal cysticercosis is rare. A rare form of spinal cysticercosis involving the whole spinal canal is presented. A 45-year-old Korean male had a history of intracranial cysticercosis and showed progressive paraparesis. Spinal magnetic resonance scan showed multiple cysts compressing the spinal cord from C1 to L1. Three different levels (C1-2, T1-3, and T11-L1) required operation. Histopathological examination confirmed cysticercosis. The patient improved markedly after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-584
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

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  • Medicine(all)

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