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Spinal hydatid disease, a rare but existent pathological entity: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16509559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spinal hydatid disease is a not uncommon cause of spinal cord compression in endemic countries; however, involvement of the epidural space with sparing of the vertebral column is rare. Early diagnosis and surgical decompression with total removal of the hydatid lesion, when possible, is generally considered the standard of care for this disease. The authors describe a case of massive epidural hydatid disease without involvement of the vertebral column in a 62-year-old male patient, treated with a 2-stage surgical operation and administration of systemic albendazole. The literature is reviewed regarding the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of spinal echinococcosis.
George S Sapkas; Theofilos G Machinis; George D Chloros; Kostas N Fountas; George S Themistocleous; George Vrettakos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-02     Completed Date:  2006-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
First Orthopaedic Department of Athens University School of Medicine, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Albendazole / therapeutic use
Anthelmintics / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Echinococcosis* / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Echinococcus granulosus / isolation & purification
Follow-Up Studies
Lumbar Vertebrae*
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Spinal Diseases* / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Thoracic Vertebrae*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthelmintics; 54965-21-8/Albendazole
Comment In:
South Med J. 2006 Feb;99(2):114   [PMID:  16509547 ]

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