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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

GUILLEN, Daniel et al. Cerebral hydatidosis in children in Cayetano Heredia Hospital (Lima, Peru): case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.2, pp. 266-268. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1994000200021.

Case report of a 12 years old female child who developed in the last seven months focal neurological signs and progressive intracranial hypertension. CT scan showed a giant cystic tumor, and cerebral hydatidosis has been diagnosed. The hydatic cyst was surgically removed without complications. Cerebral hydatidosis is rare, its diagnosis is clinical and tomographic, and the treatment is always surgical.

Keywords : hydatidosis; brain; children; intracranial hypertension; cystic tumor.

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