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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2009 Jul-Sep;52(3):432-3. doi: 10.4103/0377-4929.55018.

Primary spinal extradural hydatid cyst causing paraplegia.

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Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. jaiswal_dr_2002@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Spinal hydatid disease is an uncommon cause of spinal cord compression and it constitutes 1% of all cases of hydatid disease. The authors present a case of a 21-year-old female presenting with rapid onset paraplegia caused by pathologically confirmed by extradural spinal hydatid cyst. Patient had marked improvement following surgical intervention. The case is discussed and the relevant literature is briefly reviewed.

PMID:
19679985
DOI:
10.4103/0377-4929.55018
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