CT and MRI in hydatid disease of cervical vertebrae

Neuroradiology. 1992;34(5):430-2. doi: 10.1007/BF00596509.

Abstract

Hydatid disease (HD) of the cervical spine is rare. A case investigated by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is presented. While CT shows the bone lesion better, MRI is superior in demonstrating compression of neural structures. The complementary use of CT and MRI in such cases is suggested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Axis, Cervical Vertebra / diagnostic imaging
  • Axis, Cervical Vertebra / parasitology
  • Axis, Cervical Vertebra / pathology
  • Cervical Atlas / diagnostic imaging
  • Cervical Atlas / parasitology
  • Cervical Atlas / pathology
  • Cervical Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Cervical Vertebrae / parasitology*
  • Cervical Vertebrae / pathology
  • Echinococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Muscles / diagnostic imaging
  • Muscles / parasitology
  • Muscles / pathology
  • Spinal Cord Compression / parasitology
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Diseases / parasitology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*