Primary spinal echinococcosis causing paraplegia: case report with MR and pathologic correlation.

A 65-year-old man had a tender soft-tissue swelling in the right paraspinal area at the T1 0-T11 level and paraplegia of 1 0 days duration. Chest radiograph showed healed tubercular lesions in the upper right lung. Vertebral bodies and paravertebral areas were reported to be normal. Blood and sputum cultures for acid-fast bacilli were negative. Metrizamide… CONTINUE READING