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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 5

Non-Surgical Treatment for Racemic Neurocysticercosis with Compression of the Optic Nerve

Mario Moreno1*, Timothy Bui1, Maya Agarwal1, Ryan Nitta1, Y Joyce Liao2 and Gordon Li1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
2Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Corresponding author : Mario Moreno
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Tel: 602-577-1395
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 06, 2014 Accepted: June 10, 2014 Published: June 13, 2014
Citation: Moreno M, Bui T, Agarwal M, Nitta R, Liao YJ, Li G (2014) Non-Surgical Treatment for Racemic Neurocysticercosis with Compression of the Optic Nerve. J Spine Neurosurg 3:5 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000153

Abstract

Non-Surgical Treatment for Racemic Neurocysticercosis with Compression of the Optic Nerve

There are very few reports in the literature to guide treatment for patients with racemic neurocysticercosis with direct compression of the optic nerves leading to vision loss. Although the current approach to a patient with sudden neurologic decline with a large mass lesion is surgical decompression, we present a case of a patient who improved with antiparasitics and steroids alone. A 32-year-old Hispanic male presented with a several-month history of headache and new onset left eye vision loss.

Keywords: Neurocysticercosis; Optic nerve; Mass effect

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