Spinal extradural cysticercosis: A case report

A. Mohanty, S. Das, V. R. Sastry Kolluri, B. S. Das

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An extremely rare case of extradural spinal cysticercosis in an adult male is presented. The patient had evidence of extradural granulation tissue with associated destruction of C4 and C5 pedicles and laminae, causing tetraparesis. Histopathological examination revealed evidence of a degenerated cysticercal cyst with host tissue reaction. The patient made a gradual and marked improvement after decompression. Though rare, cysticercosis as a possible etiology of extradural spinal compression may be considered in endemic area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalSpinal Cord
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Cysticercosis
  • Extradural
  • Spinal compression
  • Spinal cysticercosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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