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Dorsal intramedullary tuberculoma
  1. Mohammad Tahir1,
  2. Chandan Jyoti Das2,
  3. Faiz U Ahmad3,
  4. Hafeez Ahmad4
  1. 1
    Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2
    Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  3. 3
    Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  4. 4
    Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Dr Chandan Jyoti Das, Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India; dascj{at}yahoo.com

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A 35-year-old male presented with lower back pain, progressive weakness of the ankles, loss of pain, temperature and touch sensation on the medial aspect of the legs, dorsum of the foot and soles, and urinary urgency, frequency and urge incontinence. Ankle dorsiflexors and plantar flexors showed grade 4/5 power with only minimal weakness of knee extension. Bilateral ankle jerks were diminished. Bilateral L3–S1 dermatomes showed 50–70% …

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