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, vol.93, no.1, pp.142-144, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/spi.2000.93.1.0142
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.