Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 8

A Rare Case of Spinal Cysticercosis Mimicking as Extramedullary Tumor

MA Basit and Richa Sharma*

Department of Pediatrics, SLBSGMC Ner Chowk Mandi, India

*Corresponding Author: Richa Sharma, Department of Pediatrics, SLBSGMC Ner Chowk Mandi, India.

Received: June 24, 2022; Published: July 13, 2022

Spinal cysticercosis is an unusual presentation of neurocysticercosis, caused by the larvae of Taenia solium. We are presenting a case of lumbar intradural extramedullary neurocysticercosis. A 26-year-old male patient, presented with low backache for two years with radiation to bilateral lower limbs. The patient was treated successfully with surgical removal of the cysts, followed by medical treatment. Intraoperatively there were severe adhesions of the intradural nerve roots of cauda equina, caused due to arachnoiditis and these adhered nerve roots (clumped together) were mimicking as intra Dural extramedullary tumor.

Keywords: Intradural Extramedullary; Neurocysticercosis; Arachnoiditis


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Citation: MA Basit and Richa Sharma. “A Rare Case of Spinal Cysticercosis Mimicking as Extramedullary Tumor". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.8 (2022): 49-51.


Copyright: © 2022 MA Basit and Richa Sharma. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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