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J Pediatr Neurosci. 2012 Jan;7(1):61-3. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.97629.

Intramedullary tubercular abscess with syrinx formation.

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Department of Radiodiagnosis, J N Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Intramedullary spinal cord tubercular abscess with involvement of whole cord is a rare entity that too with syrinx formation following disseminated meningitis. Accurate diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion with clinical history and imaging features for a favorable outcome. Here-in we present a similar case with tubercular etiology which was also associated with syrinx formation and has not been reported previously in the literature up to the author's knowledge.


Abscess; holocord; intramedullary; magnetic resonance imaging; spinal cord; syrinx; tuberculosis

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