Intrathecal catheter-tip inflammatory masses: an intraparenchymal granuloma.

  title={Intrathecal catheter-tip inflammatory masses: an intraparenchymal granuloma.},
  author={Sumit Jhas and Sagun K Tuli},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  volume={9 2},
The authors report the case of a 54-year-old woman who presented with an intraparenchymal granuloma in her lower thoracic spinal cord. On imaging studies there was an intramedullary enhancement at the left dorsal aspect of the cord immediately adjacent to the tip of an intrathecal arachnoid catheter used for intraspinal drug therapy. At surgery, it was apparent that once this superficial component of the catheter and inflammatory mass was removed, there was a granulomatous component that… CONTINUE READING

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