Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-

Spinal cysticercosis

Buey Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan Sheng, China

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Buey Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Spinal cysticercosis.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2017;8:82-82

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Spinal cysticercosis. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 May 30 ];8:82-82
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Dear Editor,

The report on spinal cysticercosis is very interesting.[1] Pant et al. noted that this infection is extremely rare.[1] Indeed, this infection is sporadically reported, and the infection can be silent. The differential diagnosis of this infection includes tumor and other “extremely rare” infections such as hydatid cyst. The main pitfall in management is the lack for complete investigation on possible occurrence of cysticercosis cyst at other sites of the body. The spinal cysticercosis is usually a part of disseminated cysticercosis.[2] For the management, in case presenting with cord compression sign, the surgical removal is indicated, and early surgical management is suggested.[2]

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1Pant I, Chaturvedi S, Singh G, Gupta S, Kumari R. Spinal cysticercosis: A report of two cases with review of literature. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine 2016;7:285-8.
2Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Racemose cysticercosis: A summary of 5 reported Thai cases. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2015;6:451.