Author(s): Ergn R, Okten AI, Yksel M, Gl B, Evliyaolu C,
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Abstract Hydatid cysts of central nervous system are rare and comprise only 2\% to 3\% of all hydatid cysts reported. Orbital localization is very uncommon and has been reported less than 1\% of all hydatid diseases. The primary treatment of hydatid disease is surgical. The most important complication of the surgical treatment is secondary hydatidosis due to spillage of the cyst contents. Because of the difficulties of the orbital localization, total extirpation of the cysts without rupture is almost impossible. Preventing spontaneous rupture of the cysts during surgery and postoperative antihelmintic treatment should be taken into consideration in these cases. This study includes four cases who underwent surgery for orbital hydatid cysts. Radiological characteristics, operative technique and postoperative medical therapy are discussed.
This article was published in Neurosurg Rev
and referenced in Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases