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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 76-78

Primary spinal extradural hydatid cyst causing spinal cord compression

Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, M.L.N Medical College, Allahabad, India

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N N Gopal
R-3, Pannalal Road, MLN Medical College, Allahabad-211 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.30531

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Primary spinal hydatid disease is rare and represents an uncommon but significant manifestation of hydatid disease. We report a case of primary intraspinal extradural hydatid cyst of the thoracic region causing spinal cord compression. The presenting symptoms were mostly atypical and the diagnosis was established preoperatively on the basis of magnetic resonance imaging. The patient underwent surgery resulting in complete recovery and is recurrence-free after 24 months follow-up.

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