J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1995 Jun;24(6):703-706.

Spinal Cysticercosis

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Chun-Chon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, College of Medicine, Chun-Chon, Korea.

Abstract

Cysticercosis in the human is caused by infestation by larvae of pork tapeworm, taenia solium. Although they may grow anywhere in the body such as the liver, lung, eyes, heart, muscle, ect., they are most commonly found in the brain and its coverings. The cysticercus vesicles have occasionally been found in spinal structures other than the brain. We present a case of spinal cysticercosis in a 63-year-old male. The patient presented with a marked paraparesis and paresthesia below a T10 dermatome level, and moderately decreased deep tendon reflexes. After performing total laminectomies at T11-12 & L3-5, 30 cysticercus vesicles were removed.

Keyword

Cysticercosis; Spine
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