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n SA Journal of Radiology - Unusual cause of paraplegia in a child of 5 years : case report

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Abstract

'Hydatid' originates from the Greek word meaning 'watery vesicle'. It refers to a cyst formed as a result of infestation by larvae of the tapeworm , endemic to sheepraising areas of the world. Humans are an accidental intermediary host, with lungs and liver most commonly affected. Hydatid involvement of the spine accounts for less than 1% of the total cases of hydatid disease and isolated extradural involvement is even rarer. We report a case of extradural hydatid cyst involving a boy of 5 years.

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2014-01-01
2016-12-06
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