Imaging features of intradural spinal paragonimiasis: a case report.Br J Radiol. 2011 Apr; 84(1000):e72-4.BJ
Spinal paragonimiasis is a rare form of ectopic infestation caused by Paragonimus westermani. We report a case of pathologically proven intradural paragonimiasis associated with concurrent intracranial involvement. MRI revealed multiple well-defined intradural masses that were markedly hypointense on T(2) weighted images and hypointense with a peripheral hyperintense rim on T(1) weighted images. Contrast-enhanced T(1) weighted images showed slight peripheral rim enhancement.