Brain Hydatidosis surgical outcome


  • Mohammed Z. Shaker1 , Nashwan Y. Sallama2 , Mohammed I. Ramadhan3



Hydatid cyst, Brain infestations, Iraq.


Background: Brain Hydatidosis is one of common parasitic brain diseases accounted in Iraq. This is
prospective study done in mosul teaching hospital in Iraq during 2007-2020.
Material and Method: All patient data had collected from the records of 19 patients admitted to Mosul
center with hydatidosis, including clinical features and imaging investigation in addition to operative record
.Follow up of all included patient was achieved.
Results: Ninteen patients were included, twelve male and seven female . Eighteen patients were of intracerebral
hydatidosis while one was extradural. Eight patients in parietal lobe, five patients in frontoprietal lobe,,three
patients in occipital lobe, two in cerebellum and one patient in frontal. Age ranged 3-45 years where sixteen
patients were children. Three patients get multiple cysts while the other sixteen get solitary hydatid cyst. All
patients were treated by craniotomy and total excision (delivery) of hydatid cyste(s) while rupture occurred
on one case and albendazole had given for all of patients postoperativly. All patients except two get retune
to normal neurological function while one still in deficit the other one died due to postoperative infection.
No recurrence was seen.
Conclusion: Brain hydatidosis is still seen in our country and early surgery provide good treatment in
addition to use of albendazole while mortality and morbidity are not uncommon postoperative events.

Author Biography

Mohammed Z. Shaker1 , Nashwan Y. Sallama2 , Mohammed I. Ramadhan3

1Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Ibn-sina Teaching Hospital, Mosul, Iraq



How to Cite

Mohammed Z. Shaker1 , Nashwan Y. Sallama2 , Mohammed I. Ramadhan3. (2021). Brain Hydatidosis surgical outcome. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 1395-1399.

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