Devoted to diagnostic and interventional spine imaging and therapeutics


Parasitic Diseases of the Spine 2004

Zee, Chi, M.D., Yuhan, Joseph, M.D., Go, John, M.D.

To demonstrate magnetic resonance imaging findings of parasitic diseases of the spine.

Material and Methods:
A review of our neuroimaging cases during the past 10 years revealed three types of parasitic diseases of the spine, namely, schistosomiasis, echinococcus, and cysticercosis.

Four cases of parasitic diseases of the spine are selected for presentation. Their clinical presentation and magnetic resonance imaging findings are discussed.

Parasitic diseases of the spine are rare but serious conditions. Awareness of their clinical course and imaging findings are improtant to make early diagnosis and treatment planning.