Intramedullary neurocysticercosis mimicking cord tumor

Kamlesh Jobanputra, Karuna Raj, Frank Yu, Amit Agarwal

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Abstract

Isolated spinal intramedullary involvement by neurocysticercosis is extremely rare. We report a case of a Hispanic female with right-sided weakness, magnetic resonance imaging showing cervical intramedullary lesion. Surgery was performed due to the progressive nature of symptoms. The cervical cord lesion was completely removed; pathology was consistent with degenerated cysticercosis. Progressive clinical improvement with physiotherapy was achieved. Although rare, especially in the absence of intracranial lesions, the diagnosis should be considered in appropriate patient population as it usually presents a peripherally enhancing cystic lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Colloid vesicular
  • Ependymoma
  • Nodular calcified
  • Peripherally enhancing cyst
  • Scolex
  • Spinal intramedullary neurocysticercosis
  • Vesicular
  • Vesicular nodular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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