A viable residual spinal hydatid cyst cured with albendazole - Case report

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Baykaner M., Dogulu F., Ozturk G., Edali N., Tali T.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, cilt.93, sa.1, ss.142-144, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3171/spi.2000.93.1.0142
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.142-144


Spinal hydatid disease is a rare entity that frequently yields to severe, acute-onset neurological deficits. Although the gold standard treatment is total surgical removal of the cysts without inducing any spillage, it may not be possible to perform this in patients with multiple and fragile cysts. In such cases, the neural structures should be adequately decompressed and albendazole should be administered promptly.