Paraplegia due to Spinal Extradural Hydatid Disease and Syringomyelia after Surgical Intervention: A Case Report


Ediz L. , Tekeoglu I., Ceylan M. F. , Avcu S., Hiz O.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.57, no.3, pp.182-185, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tftr.31932
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-185

Abstract

Primary spinal hydatid cysts are extremely rare and account for about 0.5-1% of all cases of hydatid disease. Syringomyelia is a cystic cavitation of the spinal cord containing fluid that is identical or similar to the cerebrospinal (CSF) and extracellular (ECF) fluids. Here, we report the first case in the literature of a patient with paraplegia due to primary extradural hydatid cyst who developed a syrinx after surgery. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2011;57:182-5.