Echinococcosis of the rib with epidural extension: a rare cause of paraplegia

Raut A A; Nagar A M; Narlawar R S; Bhatgadde V L; Sayed M N; Hira P
April 2004
British Journal of Radiology;Apr2004, Vol. 77 Issue 916, p338
Academic Journal
Skeletal echinococcosis is a relatively rare entity and that of the rib is exceptional. Less than 50 cases of costal echinococcosis have been reported in the literature so far. Accurate pre-operative diagnosis aids in appropriate management and helps to eradicate the disease. This also prevents the dissemination of parasite and further complications. We report a case of echinococcosis of the rib with epidural extension in a young adult who presented with paraparesis and back pain. His laboratory investigations were within normal limits. Plain radiographs of the dorsal spine, CT scan of thorax and MRI of dorsal spine were performed. The imaging features were suggestive of echinococcosis involving the rib with epidural extension. The cyst was completely resected. Histopathology of the resected specimen confirmed the diagnosis of echinococcosis.


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