Isolated Intramedullary Cervical Spinal Cord Cysticercosis- A Case Report
Dr. Venkata Raviteja Reddy Gayam,
Room 277, I-Block, M.M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, MMDU Campus, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
Neurocysticercosis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in developing countries, caused by the encysted larvae of taenia solium. It predominantly affects the brain alone or both the brain and the spinal cord. In spinal cysticercosis, the thoracic cord is most commonly involved. Isolated involvement of the cervical spinal cord is very rare. Authors report the case of a 19-year-old male patient with intramedullary cysticercosis in the cervical cord. The lesion was diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging and serology. Albendazole and steroids were used to treat the patient medically.