Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 4
Percutaneous Ct-Guided Treatment of Recurrent Spinal Cyst Hydatid
1Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN .3308-10.1 The involvement of spinal column in cyst hydatid disease is rare and hard to treat. The gold standard treatment is total removal of the cysts without rupture. However, recurrence after surgery is almost inevitable and reoperations carries technical difficulties and higher morbidity. We present a 69-year-old woman with two cystic masses at the T12 level, which compress the spinal cord causing severe paresis in her left leg. Under local anestesia, the cysts were aspirated and irrigated with 20% hypertonic saline solution via bilateral T12 transpedicular route. We aimed to report that percutaneous CT guided treatment should be considered as an alternative therapeutic option in case of recurrent spinal cyst hydatid Keywords : Cyst hydatid, Echinococcosis, Percutaneous aspiration, Recurrence, Spinal column
Corresponding author : Ozgur Ozdemır, ozgurhozdemir@yahoo.com