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Eurasian J Med. 2016 Jun;48(2):149-52. doi: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.15003.

A Case of Alveolar Echinococcosis Presenting as Cerebral and Spinal Intradural Metastases.

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1
Clinic of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical Park Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey.
2
Division of Radiology, Kasımpaşa Military Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
3
Clinic of Radiology, GATA Haydarpaşa Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
4
Clinic of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Harput State Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey.
5
Clinic of Microbiology, Kasımpaşa Military Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

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Alveolar echinococcosis is a chronic and serious, even lethal, parasitic infection caused by the helminth Echinococcus multilocularis. The involvement of Central Nervous System is reported to be 1-3% in literature. Brain involvement is considered a sign of the terminal phase of alveolar echinococcosis. We here in reported a 67-year-old female who had liver alveolar hydatid disease with brain and spinal intradural metastases.

KEYWORDS:

Alveolar echinococcosis; cerebral cystic lesions; head-ache; spinal

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