Three unusual cases of intracranial hydatid cyst in the pediatric age group

Pediatr Neurosurg. 1997 Apr;26(4):208-13. doi: 10.1159/000121193.


Three unusual cases of hydatid disease with central nervous system involvement are reported in the pediatric age group: a 9-year-old boy with a total number of 12 intracranial secondary hydatid cysts; a 13-year-old girl admitted in areflexia who survived after cyst puncture and successive mass removal, and a 14-year-old boy with a huge intracranial hydatid cyst weighing 770 g which was extracted without rupture. The article discusses the surgical problems, and the related literature is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / surgery*
  • Child
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Echinococcosis / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed