Primary Solitary Hydatid Cyst of Brain in a 12-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report

  • Naeem RAVANBAKHSH Student Research Committee, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
  • Navid RABIEE Student Research Committee, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
  • Jalal AHMADI Department of Neurosurgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Keywords:
Echinococcosis, Brain, Cysts, Iran

Abstract

Hydatidosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus parasite that frequently involves liver and lungs. Primary intracranial hydatidosis is a rare condition which can be life threatening if ruptured. Here we report an unusual case of primary intracranial hydatid cyst without any other organ involvement, diagnosed in a 12-year-old boy in Emam Reza hospital, Birjand, Iran in November 2016, in order to focus on the importance of proper diagnosis and management, especially in endemic areas.

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
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RAVANBAKHSH N, RABIEE N, AHMADI J. Primary Solitary Hydatid Cyst of Brain in a 12-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 14(4):668-673.
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