Recurrence of chest wall hydatid cyst disease involving the thoracic spine in an Australian patient

Su Thet Mon, Yingda Li, Sarah Shepherd, Santosh Daniel, Santosh Poonnoose, Matthew McDonald

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Abstract

Hydatid disease involving the spine is a relatively uncommon occurrence. The cestode Echinococcus granulosus is the primary pathogen associated with hydatid disease and most patients present with signs and symptoms of spinal cord compression depending on the location of the spinal involvement. We present a rare case of recurrent hydatid disease with extensive hemithorax involvement, including the thoracic spine, associated with spinal cord compression. This case highlights the role of staged and minimally invasive spine surgery in spinal hydatid disease with spinal cord compression, the importance of ongoing medical treatment and long term follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Echinococcosis
  • Follow-up
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Surgical decompression

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