Hydatid cysts of the brain

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Headaches. Previous treatment for liver echinococcus cyst.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Two large subcortical cyst, the larger right one with moderate mass effect. No discernible intracystic structures. No perifocal oedema, no enhancement.

Case Discussion

Cerebral hydatid cysts. Parasites are probably non-vital after anthelminthic treatment.

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Case Information

rID: 19182
Case created: 13th Aug 2012
Last edited: 10th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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