|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 586
Isolated cervical intramedullary cysticercosis
Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China
|Date of Web Publication||3-May-2016|
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Isolated cervical intramedullary cysticercosis. Neurol India 2016;64:586
We read the recent report on isolated cervical intramedullary cysticercosis with great interest. Mewada and Srivastava reported an interesting case presenting with a neurocysticercal cyst in the cervical spinal cord. They mentioned that this was the first case report of “isolated intramedullary cysticercosis in the cervical region.” In fact, as noted by Kasliwal et al., “isolated spinal involvement by neurocysticercosis, either intramedullary or extramedullary, is uncommon.” Nevertheless, there is an important concern on the conclusion by Mewada and Srivastava. The case should not be addressed as the first case report. At least, there is another previous case of isolated cervical intramedullary cysticercosis published in Neurosurgical Focus in 2002 by Sheehan et al.
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Mewada T, Srivastava AK. Isolated cervical intramedullary cysticercosis. Neurol India 2016;64:188-9.
Kasliwal MK, Gupta DK, Suri V, Sharma BS, Garg A. Isolated spinal neurocysticercosis with clinical pleomorphism. Turk Neurosurg 2008;18:294-7.
Sheehan JP, Sheehan J, Lopes MB, Jane JA Sr. Intramedullary spinal cysticercosis. Case report and review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus 2002;12:e10.