Case Report

Cystic Echinococcosis: A Rare Case of Brain Localization


Although Hydatid disease eradicated in many countries, it is still widespread in communities where agriculture is dominant. Cystic hydatidosis is significant public health problem in the regions with endemic echinococcosis. The hydatid cysts tend to form mostly in the liver or lung. Brain involvement is very rare. In the present report, we describe magnetic resonance imaging findings in an 18-yr-old male with cerebral echinococcosis, in Shahid Madani Hospital, Karaj, Iran in 2015. The patient, presented with headache, hemiparesis, impairment of speech, vomiting, and nausea. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and surgical exploration proved a cyst in the superior portion of left temporal lobe. Pathological examination showed it to be a solitary primary cerebral hydatid cyst. 

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SectionCase Report(s)
Echinococcosis Hydatid cyst Brain Surgery

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BARADAN BAGHERI A, ZIBAEI M, TAYEBI ARASTEH M. Cystic Echinococcosis: A Rare Case of Brain Localization. Iran J Parasitol. 12(1):152-155.