Multiple Intracranial Hydatid Cysts: A Rare Presentation

Gupta, Rohan; Gupta, Suharshi; Mahajan, Bella
October 2013
JK Science;Oct-Dec2013, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p202
Academic Journal
Case Study
Cerebral hydatid disease is rare accounting for only 1-2% of intracranial space occupying lesion and usually manifests as solitary cystic nonenhancing lesions usually in the MCA territory distribution. It is even rarer to find multiple intracranial hydatid cysts or polycystic disease. We hereby report an interesting and unusual presentation of a patient with multiple intracranial hydatid cysts with a few showing inflammatory edema and minimal rim enhancement, a rare manifestation and review the literature.


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