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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;34(1): 72-74.
Thoracic Intradural Aspergillus Abscess: Case Report.
Young Seok Park, Sung Bum Kim, Yong Eun Cho, Woo Hee Jung
1Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sungbumi7@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
We, herein present a case of intradural aspergillus abscess with flaccid paraplegia in a 41-year-old immuno-competent female. On her past medical history, the left pneumonectomy was performed for lung aspergilloma 7 months before admission. A magnetic resonance image disclosed a large intradural enhanced mass compressing spinal cord laterally from T9 to T10. She underwent extensive laminectomy(T8-T10) and removal of the granulation tissue. Postoperative aggressive medical treatment with antifungal agent(amphotericin-B) was done. Although her neurologic status is not fully recovered, no further progression of infection process is found up to the present.
Key Words: Spinal cord; Aspergillosis; Intradural abscess
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