CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurosci Rural Pract 2014; 05(S 01): S066-S068
DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.145209
Case Report
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Isolated intramedullary spinal cord cysticercosis

Zeeshan Qazi
Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Bal Krishna Ojha
Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Anil Chandra
Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Sunil Kumar Singh
Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Chhitij Srivastava
Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Tushar B. Patil
1  Department of Neurology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Publication History

Publication Date:
26 September 2019 (online)

ABSTRACT

Neurocysticercosis is a major cause of epilepsy in developing countries. Cysticercal involvement of the spinal cord is rare even in endemic areas and accounts for 0.7 to 5.85% of all cases. We present a 19-year-old man who presented with weakness of both lower limbs and urinary complaints in the form of straining of micturition with increased frequency, in whom preoperative MRI revealed a well-defined cystic lesion in dorso-lumber cord extending from D11 to L1 level, which on pathological examination was found to be intramedullary cysticercosis.