Intraspinal Mycetoma: Report of Two Cases

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  • Departments of Surgery, Pathology, and Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

Two cases of intraspinal mycetoma caused by Madurella mycetomatis and Streptomyces somaliensis presenting with paraplegia are reported. In these cases, there was neither skin or bone involvement by the disease. The route of entry of the organisms is not known; however, hematogenous blood vessel invasion by S. somaliensis was identified in the second case.