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Anesthetic Management in a Patient With Surgical Excision of Spinal Cords Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report

Faranak Behnaz, Nima Saeedi, Amir Saied Seddighi




Echinococcosis granulosus is the leading cause of spinal hydatid disease. Hydatidosis of the bone happens in 0.5%-3% of all the cases: the involvement in the vertebral column is 50%. In the endemic areas, one of the common causes of spinal cord compression is hydatid disease, and the diagnosis may remain obscure until specifying symptoms ensuing from complications due to root and cord compression. We present a case of recurrent spinal cords hydatid cyst in a 44 years old patient because it occurs rarely, and anesthetic management in such cases has never evaluated before. 


Echinococcosis Granulosus; Hydatid disease; involvement of vertebral column


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