The inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) having received failed conservative treatment lasting for more than 4 weeks or symptoms deteriorating to the extent of becoming unbearable; (2) neurological symptoms (myelopathy and/or myeloradiculopathy
) consistent with the preoperative magnetic resonance image; and (3) single-level paramedian disc herniation.
(1,3) The rarer clinical presentations described in literature are myeloradiculopathy
, myelopathy, cerebellar dysfunction, (4) transverse myelitis, (5) cerebrovascular accident, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral arteritis, subarachnoid haemorrhage, optic neuritis, mononeuritis multiplex, peripheral nerve palsy, psychosis, suicidal behaviour, encephalitis, and cerebellitis.
Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of schistosomal myeloradiculopathy
. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 2007; 40:574-581.
Patients can present with altered mental status, seizures, pyramidal dysfunction, cerebellar ataxia, brainstem syndromes, optic neuritis, myelitis, and rarely myeloradiculopathy
and extrapyramidal syndromes (2).
We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis and lumbosacral myeloradiculopathy
caused by A.
Of those 93 patients, 17 had been referred for possible diagnosis of myelopathy, myeloradiculopathy
, or tetraparesis.
Treatment of schistosomal myeloradiculopathy
with praziquantel and corticosteroids and evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging: a longitudinal study.