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Thoracic Compression Fracture Due to Primary Spinal Hydatidosis

Kaya, Bulent MD; Kalkan, Erdal MD; Erdi, Fatih MD; Keskin, Fatih MD; Altinok, Tamer MD; Esen, Hasan MD; Erayman, Ibrahim MD

doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0000000000000135
Case Reports

Hydatid cyst is a contagious disease formed by the pathogen Echinococus granulosus. Pulmonary and liver hydatidosis is the common form of the disease. However primary spinal hydatid cyst is rarely seen and compromise less than 1% of all hydatid cases. Primary spinal hydatid cyst and vertebral compression fracture association is very unusual. In this report we present a case of thoracic vertebral compression due to primary spinal hydatid cyst and discuss the important features of this rare disease.

Departments of *Neurosurgery

Thoracic Surgery


§Clinical Bacteriology and Infectious Disease, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Bulent Kaya, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, 42080 Akyokus/Meram, Konya, Turkey (e-mail:

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