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PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Sep 19;7(9):e2458. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002458. eCollection 2013.

Spinal cystic echinococcosis--a systematic analysis and review of the literature: part 2. Treatment, follow-up and outcome.

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Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

Bone involvement in human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is rare, but affects the spine in approximately 50% of cases. Despite significant advances in diagnostic imaging techniques, surgical treatment and introduction of pharmacological therapy, spinal echinococcosis remains associated with a high degree of morbidity, disability and mortality. We systematically reviewed the published literature of the last five decades to update and summarize the currently existing data on treatment, follow-up and outcome of spinal CE.

PMID:
24069501
PMCID:
PMC3777903
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pntd.0002458
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