Spinal hydatid cyst mimicking arachnoid cyst on magnetic resonance imaging


Secer H. I. , Anik İ. , Celik E., Daneyemez M. K. , Gonul E.

JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, vol.31, no.1, pp.106-108, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10790268.2008.11753990
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-108

Abstract

Background: Primary spinal hydatid cysts are uncommon and account for 1% of all cases of hydatid disease. Echinococcus granulosus is most often responsible for the cyst hydatid. Intradural, extramedullary involvement is rare. When the cysts do not demonstrate typical magnetic resonance imaging findings, the differential diagnosis is more complex.