Multiple organ involvement hydatid cysts in a 2-year-old boy

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IYIGUN O., UYSAL S. , SANCAK R., Hokelek M. , UYAR Y. , BERNAY F., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, cilt.50, sa.6, ss.374-376, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/tropej/50.6.374
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.374-376


The cerebral hydatid cysts caused by Echinococcus granulosus are rare and occur mostly during childhood in endemic areas. A 2-year-old boy was admitted with focal neurological signs in the left extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a cyst lying from right parietooccipital region to the lateral ventricle. There were also multiple cysts in his lung and liver. The cerebral hydatid cyst was surgically extracted without complications. We suggest that a differential diagnosis of hydatid cyst should be considered when a brain mass is found in a patient, even 2 years old, from an endemic area of echinococcosis.