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Intramedullary Spinal Cord Abscess: Report of two Cases

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Author(s): Farideh Nejat; Ghamar Taj Khotaei; Setareh Mamishi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 17;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 69;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Abscess | Laminotomy

ABSTRACT
Background: Intramedullary spinal cord abscess is a treatable cause of paraparesis. It can rapidly lead to complete paralysis below the lesion. Case Presentation: In this article two cases of spinal intramedullary abscess in pediatric age (3 and 4-year-old males) are presented. Incidence, clinical presentation, neurologic investigation and treatment are discussed. Conclusion: Although intramedullary spinal cord abscess is a rare disease, we should have knowledge of its existence because misjudgment and deferring adequate treatment may lead to an unfavorable outcome.
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