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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 99-101

Solitary intramedullary cervical cysticercosis without neurological deficit: A rare case report


1 Department of Orthopaedics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Rahul Ranjan
Department of Orthopaedics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_162_16

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Neurocysticercosis is commonly seen intracranially and its incidence in the spinal cord is very low. Among spine dorsal region is more common due to more blood flow in this region and it is usually associated with lesion at other sites. The intramedullary location is rarer than extramedullary. Hence, solitary intramedullary cervical spine cysticercosis (ICC) is extremely rare entity. Only a handful numbers of cases are reported in the literature. All reported cases are presented with the neurological deficit as spinal canal diameter is very low and any space occupying lesion is not tolerated. We are presenting a 6-year-old girl having solitary ICC with intact neurology, diagnosed by an appreciation of scolex on magnetic resonance imaging and were treated successfully with albendazole. Follow-up was performed by the estimation of Ag-ELISA which was negative after 2 months of completion of treatment and patient was asymptomatic at 2 years of follow-up.






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