Three unusual cases of intracranial hydatid cyst in the pediatric age group

Onal C., Barlas O., Orakdogen M., Hepgul K., Unal F.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, vol.26, no.4, pp.208-213, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000121193
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-213
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Three unusual cases of hydatid disease with central nervous system involvement are reported in the pediatric age group: a 9-year-old boy with a total number of 12 intracranial secondary hydatid cysts; a 13-year-old girl admitted in areflexia who survived after cyst puncture and successive mass removal, and a 14-year-old boy with a huge intracranial hydatid cyst weighing 770 g which was extracted without rupture. The article discusses the surgical problems, and the related literature is reviewed.