Cerebral hydatid disease

Case contributed by Dr Anastasia Kosova


History of severe headache with 1 month of duration and episodes of vomiting in African patient.

Patient Data

Age: 8
Gender: Male

Well-circumscribed roundish cystic lesion in the territory of the right middle cerebral artery, showing no contrast enhancement, perifocal edema or calcifications with prominent mass effect and left-sided midline shift.


Well-defined cystic lesion isointense to CSF in all pulse sequences with no perifocal edema.

Case Discussion

Presented case is highly suggestive of a giant cerebral hydatid cyst with mass effect and midline shift.

The patient underwent surgery and a diagnosis of the cerebral hydatid cyst was confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 42412
Published: 9th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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