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


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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.


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

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