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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1991;20(9): 779-784.
A Case of Intramedullary Cysticercosis in Thoracic Cord.
Nam In Kim, Young Jin Lim, Tae Sung Kim, Gook Ki Kim, Bong Arm Rhee, Won Leem
Departments of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Cerebral cysticercosis is relatively common disease in Korea. But spinal intramedullary cysticercosis is very rare. We have recently experienced a case of thoracic intramedullary cysticercosis which was misdiagnosed as intramedullary tumor. We performed CT myelography and MRI, and they showed a cystic mass, suggesting intramedullary tumor. Laminectomy was performed and cystic mass was removed. Pathological diagnosis of specimen was cysticercosis.
Key Words: Cysticercosis; Thoracic; Intramedullary
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