Korean J Spine.  2008 Sep;5(3):211-214.

Rapid Recurrence of Spinal Idiopathic Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Spine and Spinal Cord Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ydoheum@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Neurosurgery, Pochon CHA University, College of Medicine, Kyunggi-do, Korea.

Abstract

Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the dura mater. Spinal involvement is extremely rare and there are few case reports. We present a 36 year-old female of idiopathic hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis compressing thoracic spinal cord which showed rapid recurrence.

Keyword

Idiopathic Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis; Recurrence; Spine
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