Intraspinal hydatidosis with retroperitoneal extension: an uncommon location

Sarma, Yashdeep and Nair, Rajesh and Sankalp, Siddharth and Kumar, Vinod and Upadhyaya, Sunil and Shetty, Arjun (2014) Intraspinal hydatidosis with retroperitoneal extension: an uncommon location. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1757-790X

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Hydatidosis is a ubiquitous disease that is endemic in India. It most commonly involves the liver (75%) and lungs (15%) with only 10% occuring in the rest of the body. Primary hydatid cyst in the spinal canal is extremely rare. Intraspinal hydatid accounts for 0.5–1% of the cases and carries a poor prognosis. It presents as a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We present one such case of a 64-year-old man with associated radiculopathy and myelomalcia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neuro Surgery
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 05:01
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 05:01

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