Management of Complications Related to Hydatid Cysts: Case Report

Tarek Mesbahi, Yassine Tahrir, Marouane Makhchoune, Khadija Ibahiouin, Abdelhakim Lakhdar
2021 European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences  
This paper presents the case of a 13-year-old female patient, operated in 2015 for left temporoparietal hydatid cyst and reoperated in 2016 for recurrence of the cerebral hydatid cyst. At admission, his GCS scores were E3V4M5. Neurological examination revealed a hemilatéral motor deficit estimated at 3/5 on right side without sensitive trouble. The CT scan showed a large left temporal cystic formation with an infected appearance associated with 4 cystic formations with calcified walls exerting
more » ... mass effect on the adjacent parechyma and the homolateral lateral ventricle responsible for a triventricular hydrocephalus. No primary focus was found in the lungs, liver, or other organs. In this article, we will discuss the management of complications related to hydatid cysts. Cerebral hydatid cyst is a rare condition, affecting mainly children. The diagnosis of cerebral hydatid cyst must be evoked in endemic countries in front of a symptomatology of intra-cranial hypertension.
doi:10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.4.1006 fatcat:lpqnqvrxn5hs5lemma5kkeeqae