volume 29, issue 4, P582-584 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1016890
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Martin S. Palin, Ryan Mathew, Gerry Towns

Abstract: We report a 20-year-old woman with a diagnosis of spinal neuroschistosomiasis that was confirmed histologically. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an expanded, oedematous conus with intrinsic heterogeneous enhancement, which was initially thought to be a neoplastic lesion. This case demonstrates an alternative diagnosis to oncological lesions of the spinal cord which should be considered in patients who have recently travelled to endemic areas.