Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 322--324

Giant hydatid cyst in the posterior fossa of a child


Fakhr Fakhouri1, Abdelwahed Ghajar2, Nihad Mahli3, Nihad Shoumal4 
1 Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo, Syria
2 Associated Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo, Syria
3 Professor of General Surgery and Chief of Department of Surgery, Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo, Syria
4 Neurosurgery resident, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo, Syria

Correspondence Address:
Fakhr Fakhouri
Department of Neurosurgical, Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo
Syria

The hydatid cyst (HC) is endemic in Mediterranean region including Syria. The central nervous system is involved in 2-3% of cases. HC in cerebellum is very rare. We report a case that presented as an emergency for high intracranial pressure and deteriorating Glascow coma scale. Close monitoring and precise surgical management using Dowling«SQ»s technique resulted in very good outcome with full recovery. We highlight the need for very careful surgical treatment because cyst rupture and secondary hydatidosis due to spillage of the cyst contents can dramatically worsen the outcome. HC should be taken into consideration in countries where hydatid infestation is endemic.


How to cite this article:
Fakhouri F, Ghajar A, Mahli N, Shoumal N. Giant hydatid cyst in the posterior fossa of a child .Asian J Neurosurg 2015;10:322-324


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Fakhouri F, Ghajar A, Mahli N, Shoumal N. Giant hydatid cyst in the posterior fossa of a child . Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];10:322-324
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