57 0

Sparganosis mimicking an intramedullary tumor of the cervical cord

Title
Sparganosis mimicking an intramedullary tumor of the cervical cord
Author
이규용
Keywords
Sparganosis; Spinal cord; Spirometra mansoni
Issue Date
2011-08
Publisher
Elsevier Science LTD
Citation
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2011, 18(8), P.1128-1129
Abstract
Sparganosis is a rare parasitic infection caused by the migrating plerocercoid larva of the tapeworm Spirometra mansoni that rarely affects the central nervous system. When sparganosis involves the spinal cord, it often affects the thoracic area. Here we report a patient with sparganosis mimicking an intramedullary tumor of the cervical cord. A 51-year-old male presented with slowly progressive paresthesias in all extremities and left-sided motor weakness. MRI of the spinal cord revealed an enhancing lesion from Cl to C4 that was suggestive of an intramedullary tumor. The results of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays of the cerebrospinal fluid were consistent with infection with Spirometra mansoni, and the larvae were surgically removed. Sparganosis may mimic an intramedullary tumor of the spinal cord and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a cervical cord mass with an uncertain course. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI
http://apps.webofknowledge.com/InboundService.do?customersID=LinksAMR&mode=FullRecord&IsProductCode=Yes&product=WOS&Init=Yes&Func=Frame&DestFail=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.webofknowledge.com&action=retrieve&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&SID=F6cxjXZ2ZAciy28mj2F&UT=WOS%3A000293768200028http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/66760
ISSN
0967-5868
DOI
10.1016/j.jocn.2010.11.029
Appears in Collections:
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE[S](의과대학) > MEDICINE(의학과) > Articles
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE