Recurrent Intracranial Hydatid Cyst in an Adolescent

BENBIR G., TURSUN I., Akkoyunlu Y.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.28, sa.4, ss.637-640, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.637-640


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.