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Asian J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul;8(3):163. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.121691.

Large primary intraorbital hydatid cyst in elderly.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, Maulana Azad Medical College and G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India.
2
Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College and G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

We report a case of solitary, primary intraorbital hydatid cyst in a elderly female aged 80 years who presented with nontender, nonpulsatile proptosis of left eye with diminution of vision. MRI scan of the head and the orbits, revealed a retro-bulbar cyst. Surgical excision was performed by employing a lateral orbitotomy approach. Histopathology report confirmed hydatid cyst.

KEYWORDS:

Hydatid cyst; lateral orbitotomy; proptosis

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