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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 118--120

Cauda-conus syndrome resulting from neurocysticercosis


Department of Neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India

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N N Singh
Department of Neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005
India
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A 60-year-old male, presented with insidious onset, gradually progressive, burning paresthesia over the saddle area, sphincteric disturbance, impotence and paraparesis. Investigations revealed a ring-enhancing lesion in the conus medullaris suggestive of neurocysticercosis . This was supported by quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay from purified cell fraction of taenia solium cysticerci. On treatment with steroids he showed marked improvement.






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