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NEURORADIOLOGY & HEAD AND NECK IMAGING Table of Contents   
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 282-285
Unusual presentation of hydatid cyst – ruptured intraventricular hydatid


Department of Radiodiagnosis, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Sneha H Thakur
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_70_16

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Echinococcosis in humans occurs as a result of infection by the larval stages of taenid cestodes of the genus Echinococcus. Most of the intracranial hydatids develop in brain parenchyma. Hydatid cyst within the cerebral ventricle is quite unusual. Literature review showed few case reports of childhood as well as adult intraventricular hydatid cysts. None of these cases presented for the first time with features of ruptured intraventricular cyst. This is a very rare presentation of a common disease. The possibility of infestation with E. granulosus should be included in the differential diagnosis of raised intracranial tension in patients reporting from endemic areas, because the prognosis following surgical intervention is excellent, especially in the pediatric age group.


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