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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;37(1): 67-69.
Sacral Intradural Cysticercosis Misdiagnosed as Brain Tumor Metastasis.
Seok Won Kim, Seung Myung Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. chosunns@hanmail.net
ABSTRACT
Spinal intradural cysticercosis is a rare manifestation of neurocysticercosis that may present as an isolated lesion. We report a case of sacral intradural cysticercosis misdiagnosed as a metastasis through cerebrospinal fluid seeding in a 48-year-old patient who underwent ependymoma surgery 3 months ago. We performed S1-2 laminectomy with the total removal of intradural lesion. The cysticercosis was confirmed histologically. The patient was given albendazole with corticosteroid.
Key Words: Neurocysticercois; Spine; Ependymoma; Metastasis
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