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TAPIA E, Oscar; VIDAL T, Aarón  and  ANTONIO P, Lilia. Brain hydatidosis: Report of four cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2012, vol.140, n.3, pp.358-363. ISSN 0034-9887.

In only 2% of all cases of hydatidosis, the cysts are located in the brain. We report a 12-year-old male, a 5-year-old girl and a 19-year-old female consulting for intracranial hypertension and a 13-year-old male consulting for a left hemiparesis. Imaging studies found intra-cerebral cysts with characteristics of hydatidosis in all. All lesions were completely removed surgically and the pathological study of the excised piece confirmed the diagnosis of hydatidosis.

Keywords : Brain neoplasms; Cysts; Echinococcosis, cerebral.

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