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Atypical radiological findings in cerebral hydatid disease.
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PMID:  21677619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cerebral hydatid disease is very rare, representing only 2% of all cerebral space occupying lesions. The diagnosis is usually based on a pathognomonic CT pattern. Exceptionally, the image is atypical raising suspicion of many differential diagnoses such as intracerebral infectious, vascular lesions, or tumors. We report 2 atypical cases of cerebral hydatid cysts diagnosed in a 21, and a 24-year-old woman. The CT scan results suggest oligodendroglioma in the first case and brain abscess in the second. An MRI was helpful in the diagnosis of the 2 cases. Both patients underwent successful surgery with a good outcome. The hydatid nature of the cyst was confirmed by histology in both cases.
Mohammed Benzagmout; Mustapha Maaroufi; Khalid Chakour; Mohammed E Chaoui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1319-6138     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101252453     Medline TA:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Hassan II, BP. 8589, Atlas 30003, Fez, Morocco. Tel. +212 (535) 619320. Fax. +212 (535) 944789. E-mail:
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