Intramedullary cervical spinal cord abscess: A case report

Monica Maffei, L. Simonetti, S. Battaglia, C. Mascari, C. Trocino, M. Leonardi

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Abstract

Intramedullary abscesses are uncommon with a prevalent incidence in childhood and adolescence. Prognosis is not always favourable. Management entails a combined surgical and medical approach with long-term drug therapy. We describe a patient with rapidly progressive hemiparesis and MR findings of an undefined intramedullary expanding lesion in the cervical spine. Rapid evolution of clinical symptoms, and brain MR disclosing meningitis suggested an abscess, subsequently confirmed by histological analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-710
Number of pages5
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Volume17
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Intramedullary abscess
  • MR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Maffei, M., Simonetti, L., Battaglia, S., Mascari, C., Trocino, C., & Leonardi, M. (2004). Intramedullary cervical spinal cord abscess: A case report. Rivista di Neuroradiologia, 17(5), 706-710.