Schistosomiasis of spinal cord.
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The case is reported of a 14-month-old child admitted to hospital in Kenya with a 6-week history of progressive weakness of both lower limbs and urinary incontinence following an acute febrile illness. A thoraco-lumbar laminectomy from T12 to L1 revealed a swollen spinal cord at L1. A median myelotomy revealed a firm granulomatous mass. Ova characteristic of Schistosoma mansoni were seen. Removal of the granuloma resulted in return of motor function.
CitationSurgical Neurology 1977 Vol. 8 No. 6 pp. 416-418
University of Nairobi
- Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)