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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 17, No. 1, 2007, pp. 69-72
Bioline Code: pe07012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2007, pp. 69-72

 en Intramedullary Spinal Cord Abscess: Report of two Cases
Nejat, Farideh; Khotaei, Ghamar Taj & Mamishi, Setareh

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.

Keywords
Abscess , Antibiotics , Child , Spinal cord , Laminotomy

 
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