Case report of a 12 years old female child who developed in the last seven months focal neurological signs and progressive intracranial hypertension. CT scan showed a giant cystic tumor, and cerebral hydatidosis has been diagnosed. The hydatic cyst was surgically removed without complications. Cerebral hydatidosis is rare, its diagnosis is clinical and tomographic, and the treatment is always surgical. Key words: hydatidosis, brain, children, intracranial hypertension, cystic tumor.

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The larval stage is the cause of hydatid disease in humans 1. For a general discussion, and for links to other system specific manifestations, please refer to the article on hydatid disease.

The infection is acquired via contaminated food with eggs of the tapeworm. The oncospheres released from the eggs in the bowel enters the portal circulation. Hence the liver is most commonly affected, followed by the lung. Other organs may be infected as bones, genitourinary system, bowel and even subcutaneous tissues. Intracranial hydatid disease is very rare. Most of cerebral hydatid cysts are located in supratentorial structures in the vascular territory of middle cerebral artery 1. In some cases where it is felt that removing the cyst intact without cyst rupture during surgery is unlikely to succeed, the cyst can be removed after puncture and aspiration of its contents.

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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection whose etiologic agent is Echinococcus granulosus. Human is an accidental intermediate host and the most common site is the liver. We present six children with cerebral hydatid disease admitted to the Pediatric Hospital J. All had neurological involvement on admission.





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