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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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HEREDIA MOY, Klonddy et al. Spinal neurocysticercosis: imaging diagnosis, report of a clinical case. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.2, pp.96-98. ISSN 1012-2966.

The case of an adult patient who was treated for 3 years with a diagnosis of chronic low back pain, has a history of laminectomy surgery plus transpedicular fixation L5-S1, however the symptoms persists for which TC is requested from the lumbar region, and shows the deformation of vertebral body L4 with cord duct expansion to that level, MRI shows compatible findings with remaining arachnoiditis with cyst formation in lumbar spinal duct bone.frecuency, etiology, diagnosis and médical management of this condition will be reviewed. The patient went to surgery for spinal lesion biopsy, has a good postoperative evolution and the anatomical pathology report concludes: The removal of lumbar spinal injury, spinal cysticercosis. We emphasize in the diagnostic imaging data, which includes several findings that are classified according to the stage where the disease is. From the radiological point of view the technique of choice in clinical practice is MRI, although CT serves for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in nodular calcified stage.

Keywords : neurocysticercosis cord; diseases spinal cord; magnetic resonance imaging; subarachnoid space.

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