Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Apr 1;205:106624. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
Functional Neurosurgery Research Center, Shohada Tajrish Comprehensive Neurosurgical Center of Excellence, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:
Elsberg syndrome is a rare but well-defined clinical condition, including acute or subacute lumbosacral meningoradiculitis, which might be accompanied by myelitis and is often associated with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection. We report the case of an immunocompetent 24-year-old man who presented with perineal pain, saddle hypoesthesia, and urinary retention associated with Elsberg syndrome due to HSV-2 infection 20-day after the posterior lumbar spinal fusion surgery. Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with gadolinium enhancement showed mildly enhanced and swollen right sacral nerve roots. Read More