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  Cerebral Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2014; 20(3): 87-90 | DOI: 10.4274/tnd.38243  

Cerebral Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report

Tuğçe Angın1, Mehmet Çelebisoy1, Ayşegül Noyan Karatepe1, Mustafa Fazıl Gelal2, Hatice Kübra Şirin1
1Neurology Clinic Of İzmir Katip Çelebi University Ataturk Training And Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Radiology Clinic Of İzmir Katip Çelebi University Ataturk Training And Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease caused by larvae of Echinococcus. Central nervous system involvement is rare in patients with hydatid cyst. Cysts are asymptomatic until they reach large sizes. Clinical symptoms of central nervous system depends on the size and location of the lesion. The most common symptoms are headache and vomiting. Clinical diagnosis is confirmed by epidemiological evidence, medical history, clinical findings, serological tests and lesions determined with ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Surgery is the primary treatment modality. The purpose is to remove the cyst without rupture in surgical approach. In this article, a rare case of an adult with multiple intracranial lesions presenting with obvious clinical symptoms has been reported with imaging findings.

Keywords: cerebral cyst, Hydatid cyst, Multiple cysts

Tuğçe Angın, Mehmet Çelebisoy, Ayşegül Noyan Karatepe, Mustafa Fazıl Gelal, Hatice Kübra Şirin. Cerebral Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report. Turk J Neurol. 2014; 20(3): 87-90

Corresponding Author: Tuğçe Angın, Türkiye

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