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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;33(3): 323-325.
Cervical Intramedullary Cysticercosis: Case Report.
Hyeon Dong Jang, Kwan Ho Park, Jung Chul Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Korea Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Spinal intramedullary cysticercosis is a rare manifestation of neurocysticercosis and may present as a isolated lesion. We report a case of cervical intramedullary cysticercosis in a 57-year-old man. The patient presented with weakness, numbness of the right upper extremity, and urinary difficulty. Magnetic resonance images demonstrated a round cystic lesion at the C4-5 level. We performed C4-5 laminectomy with total removal of intramedullary cystic lesion. Diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination. The patient was given albendazole(15mg/kg/day for 30 days) along with corticosteroid.
Key Words: Neurocysticercosis; Spinal cord; Albendazole; Corticosteroid
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