Primary Extradural Hydatid Cyst of Spine Causing Acute Paraplegia

Taghipour, Musa and Zamanizadeh, Bijan and Zare, Zahra (2006) Primary Extradural Hydatid Cyst of Spine Causing Acute Paraplegia. Neurosurg Q, 16 (1). pp. 50-51.

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Hydatid cysts of the spine are rare, and primary extradural hydatids of the spine are extremely rare. A case of acute paraplegia caused by a primary extradural hydatid cyst of the dorsal spine is reported. In this case, a lipoma of the conus medullaris was found incidentally. A 35-year-old woman presented with sudden-onset paraplegia. In the neurologic examination, she had complete paraplegia and loss of sphincter function and the T12 sensory level. Complete removal of several hydatid cysts was accomplished through a bilateral laminectomy. The patient had not demonstrated recovery 6 months after surgery. Hydatid cysts, although rare, still exist in developing countries and should be considered in cystic lesions of the spine in endemic areas.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: indexer:anis najafi
Uncontrolled Keywords: echinococcosis, hydatid cyst, hydatidosis, spine, paraplegia
Divisions: Faculty of Medicin
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2016 03:12
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2016 03:12

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