The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Case Report

A Case of Alveolar Echinococcosis Presenting as Cerebral and Spinal Intradural Metastases

Eurasian J Med 2016; 48: 149-152
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.15003
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Abstract

Alveolar echinococcosis is a chronic and serious, even lethal, parasitic infection caused by the helminth Echinococcus multilocularis. The involvement of Central Nervous System is reported to be 1-3% in literature. Brain involvement is considered a sign of the terminal phase of alveolar echinococcosis. We here in reported a 67-year-old female who had liver alveolar hydatid disease with brain and spinal intradural metastases.

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