Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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A Paraspinal Abscess Case Presenting with Transverse Myelitis

44 year old woman was admitted to our clinic with complaints of inability to walk and severe arm and leg pain. Patient’s symptoms began within a week. She has not a systemic disease except diabetes mellitus. Because there was a laryngeal mass which causes difficulty in swallowing, she had recently laryngeal mass operation history. She had tetraparesis and paresthesias in the neurological examination and she had also urinary incontinence. Her deep tendon reflexes were normal. Transverse myelitis were considered at the forefront of these findings. In cervical magnetic resonance imaging, cervical paravertebral abscess and accompanying spinal cord involvement was detected. After appropriate neurosurgical procedure and antibiotic treatment, patient fully recovered.

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