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Technical note
4 (
Supp 1
); S125-S128
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.116445

Intra cranial hydatid cyst: A case report of total cyst extirpation and review of surgical technique

Department of Neurosurgery, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Sohail Umerani Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College National Stadium Road, Karachi - 74800 Pakistan drumerani@yahoo.com

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

Hydatid cysts commonly affect liver and lung but it can also affect the brain in rare cases. We report a case of 22 year female with history of headache for one and half years. Intracranial hydatid cyst was diagnosed on computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging. The cyst was delivered without rupture using hydrostatic dissection followed by post‑operative anthelminthic medication. Surgery remains to be the standard management. Amongst the surgical techniques described, Dowling’s technique is the most acceptable. However, care must be taken in to avoid rupture of the cyst peroperatively which can result in subsequent complications and recurrence. Albendazole and corticosteroids can be used as adjunct to surgical treatment in selective cases.

Keywords

Antihelminthic medication
Craniotomy
Hydrostatic dissection
Intracranial hydatid cyst

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