Recurrent Intracranial Hydatid Cyst in an Adolescent

BENBIR G., TURSUN I., Akkoyunlu Y.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.28, no.4, pp.637-640, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.637-640
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Cerebral hydatid disease is a rare cyclozoonotic infection, being more common in the pediatric population. A previously healthy 18-year-old boy is presented here, who had a surgery for the removal of a giant hydatid cyst in the right fronto-parietal region without rupture. About 10 months after surgery, he was diagnosed as recurrent hydatid cyst deep in the right parieto-occipital region. Medical therapy with albendazole was effective in treatment with a very good outcome. Hydatid cyst is still a common and serious disease especially in rural parts of Turkey, which requires a proper treatment and close follow up for any complications and recurrences.