J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2005 Jan;37(1):67-69.

Sacral Intradural Cysticercosis Misdiagnosed as Brain Tumor Metastasis

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. chosunns@hanmail.net

Abstract

Spinal intradural cysticercosis is a rare manifestation of neurocysticercosis that may present as an isolated lesion. We report a case of sacral intradural cysticercosis misdiagnosed as a metastasis through cerebrospinal fluid seeding in a 48-year-old patient who underwent ependymoma surgery 3 months ago. We performed S1-2 laminectomy with the total removal of intradural lesion. The cysticercosis was confirmed histologically. The patient was given albendazole with corticosteroid.

Keyword

Neurocysticercois; Spine; Ependymoma; Metastasis

MeSH Terms

Albendazole
Brain Neoplasms*
Brain*
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Cysticercosis*
Ependymoma
Humans
Laminectomy
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Neurocysticercosis
Spine
Albendazole
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