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Intramedullary cysticercosis is a rare form of cysticercosis in the central nervous system. A 55-year-old woman was admitted with low back pain, urinary incontinence, paraparesis and sensory deficit. Her MRI showed a well-defined intramedullary cystic lesion at T7 vertebral level with peripheral enhancement on contrast. She underwent a T7-T8 laminectomy and excision of the lesion. Histopathology revealed the lesion to be a cysticercus granuloma. A postoperative course of albendazole was given. The patient showed significant neurological improvement at follow-up.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.jocn.2009.04.026

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Neurosci

Publication Date

04/2010

Volume

17

Pages

522 - 523

Keywords

Albendazole, Anthelmintics, Cysticercosis, Female, Humans, Laminectomy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Middle Aged, Spinal Cord Compression, Thoracic Vertebrae