Successful surgical excision of a gigantic cerebral hydatid cyst

Menku A., Kulaksizoglu O., Tucer B., Kurtsoy A., Akdemir H.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEUROSURGERY, vol.47, no.1, pp.61-64, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2003-812435
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-64
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, an extremely rare case of a gigantic cerebral hydatid cyst is presented. A right frontotemporal hydatid cyst was detected by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imag-ing. This lesion was extirpated successfully with intact contents with the aid of a neuronavigation system. The literature is reviewed and possible postoperative complications are discussed with the published reports.