Schistosomal myelitis: findings at MR imaging.


Journal Article

Schistosomal spinal cord involvement is a rare complication of infection by Schistosoma mansoni. This work reports the MR imaging findings in a patient with schistosomal myelitis involving the lower spinal cord and conus medullaris. MR imaging showed a focal mass with a slightly nodular surface and which had peripheral enhancement after contrast administration. The MR appearance of this complication of schistosomal infection is important to recognize so that early medical therapy can be started in an attempt to maximize neurologic recovery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bennett, G; Provenzale, JM

Published Date

  • July 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 268 - 270

PubMed ID

  • 9717645

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9717645

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0720-048X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0720-048x(98)00006-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland