Spinal hydatid disease

Discussion:

MRI features characteristic of spinal hydatid disease types 3, 4, and 5 according to the Dew/Braithwaite & Lees classification with additional hydatid cyst of the lung (right upper lobe).

Spinal hydatid disease is uncommon; the thoracic spine is the most commonly affected region.

Additional contributor: C. Boukaaba, MD.

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