Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 4 Issue: 4

A Paraspinal Abscess Case Presenting with Transverse Myelitis

Murat Alpua1*, Yakup Turkel1, Ersel Dag1 and Veysel Burulday2
1Kirikkale University, Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Department of Neurology, Kirikkale University Faculty of Medicine, Millet Cad, 71100 Kirikkale, Turkey.
2Kirikkale University, Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Department of Radiology, Kirikkale University Faculty of Medicine, Millet Cad, 71100 Kirikkale, Turkey.
Corresponding author : Murat Alpua
Kirikkale University, Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Department of Neurology, Kirikkale University Faculty of Medicine, Millet Cad, 71100 Kirikkale, Turkey
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Received: April 24, 2015 Accepted: August 07, 2015 Published: August 15, 2015
Citation: Alpua M, Turkel Y, Dag E, Burulday V (2015) A Paraspinal Abscess Case Presenting with Transverse Myelitis. J Spine Neurosurg 4:3 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000195

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Paraspinal Abscess ; Transverse Myelitis ; Laryngeal Surgery

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