Multiple hydatid cysts of the brain: A case report and review of the literature

Yuceer N., Guven M., Yilmaz H.

NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.21, pp.181-184, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02389329
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-184
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Multiple hydatid cysts of the brain are uncommon and map be either primary or secondary. We report a 12-year-old child with multiple hydatid cysts of the brain occuring 1 year after surgical rupture of a primary large and infected cerebral hydatid cyst. Surgical removal of hydatid cysts was successfully performed. Albendazole (10 mg/kg twice daily for 12 weeks) was administered to the patient in the postoperative stage.