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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 587-590

Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis as a rare cause of spinal cord compression

Department of Neurology, Dr DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Furqan Mohd Akram Khan
Department of Neurology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D. Y. PatilMedical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_9_21

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Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare inflammatory disease characterized by inflammation and hypertrophy of the dura mater. Spinal form of IHP is extremely rare. We report an idiopathic hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis case, a 67-year-old female who presented with neck and upper back pain with progressive paraparesis and sensory level. Her magnetic resonance imaging cervico-dorsal spine showed abnormal epidural hypointensity on T2-weighted images from C5 to T4 with significant cord compression and intramedullary cord signal changes at T2 and T3 levels. The lesional biopsy was done suggestive of chronic inflammatory changes. She was treated with steroids and was able to walk unaided.

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