Journal Article

Multiple Organ Involvement Hydatid Cysts in a 2-year-old Boy

Omer Iyigun, Serap Uysal, Recep Sancak, Murat Hokelek, Yavuz Uyar, Ferit Bernay and Ender Ariturk

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 50, issue 6, pages 374-376
Published in print December 2004 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online December 2004 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/50.6.374
Multiple Organ Involvement Hydatid Cysts in a 2-year-old Boy

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The cerebral hydatid cysts caused by Echinococcus granulosus are rare and occur mostly during childhood in endemic areas. A 2-year-old boy was admitted with focal neurological signs in the left extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a cyst lying from right parietooccipital region to the lateral ventricle. There were also multiple cysts in his lung and liver. The cerebral hydatid cyst was surgically extracted without complications. We suggest that a differential diagnosis of hydatid cyst should be considered when a brain mass is found in a patient, even 2 years old, from an endemic area of echinococcosis.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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