ONE CASE OF INTRARACHIDIAN PARAGONIMIASIS WITH RECURRENT SPINAL TRANSVERSE SYMPTOMS Susumu Okamoto 1 , Tsuguo Okada 1 , Atsuyoshi Miyauchi 1 , Kinjiro Iwata 2 11st Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine 2Ist Department of Surgery, Nagoya University School of Medicine pp.885-889
Published Date 1959/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1406200853
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A very rare case of paragonimiasis with intrarachidian localisation was presented. The patient showed five attacks of spinal transverse symptoms during five years.

Both myelography and laminectomy confi-rmed grouping cysts of paragonimus weste-rmani in the level between the second and the fourth thoracic vertebrae. The ways of invasion and mechanisms of the recurrence of the symptom were discussed. Concerning the way of invasion, it seems that the larva arrived at the intervertebral foramen through the perivascular or perinervous tissue. It is conceivable that the recurrence of the symp-toms may be due to the following possibili-ties, one that the larva invaded intrarachidian space many times, or the other that the intrarachidian larva repeated its activity.

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