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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206-208

A rare case of recurrent primary spinal echinococcosis


Department of Neurosurgery, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Aabid Ashraf
Department of Neurosurgery, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.125679

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Spinal hydatid disease, though rare, is one of the differential diagnosis of spinal cord compression syndrome especially in endemic areas. Surgery is the treatment of choice but surgery alone is not curative. Adjuvant drug therapy as well as intraoperative prophylaxis are indicated. Despite all measures, the disease has high recurrence rates and overall outcome is still poor. We report a case of 65 year old male with lumbosacral hydatidosis recurring after 13 years.


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