Cerebral Hydatid Cyst with Intraventricular Extension: A Case Report

Kandemirli S. G. , Cingoz M., Olmaz B., Akdogan E., Cengiz M.

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, vol.65, no.5, pp.514-519, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/tropej/fmy080
  • Page Numbers: pp.514-519


Intracranial hydatid cyst is a rare entity, comprising about 2-3% of all hydatid cysts. Similarly, intracranial hydatid cysts account for 1-2% of all intracranial lesions. Clinical symptoms are generally nonspecific and patients usually present with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. Cerebral hydatid cysts can be either primary or secondary to systemic hydatid disease. Primary cerebral hydatid cysts are usually solitary, unilocular with an intraparenchymal location. Intraventricular extension of hydatid cysts account for a limited percentage of all cerebral hydatid cysts with limited number of cases reported. Herein, we present the imaging and surgical findings of a primary cerebral hydatid cyst that is located in frontal lobe parenchyma with partial extension into the ventricular system.