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Vol 44, No 3 (2010)
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Submitted: 2009-11-21
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The Dowling-Orlando technique in a giant primary cerebral hydatid cyst: a case report

Murat Altaş, Yurdal Serarslan, Ramazan Davran, Ömer Evirgen, Mustafa Aras, Nebi Yilmaz
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60046-3
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(3):304-307.

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Vol 44, No 3 (2010)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2009-11-21

Abstract

Hydatid cyst disease is a parasitic illness that is rarely located in the brain. We present a case of a 26-year-old female who complained of headache, nausea, and vomiting. The diagnosis was intracranial hydatid cyst disease and was confirmed with radiological and serological tests. Neurological examination revealed papilloedema and left-sided pyramidal signs. She was operated on using the Dowling-Orlando technique. The cyst was removed without rupture, and therapy was completed with albendazole for a period of four weeks. In this article, we discuss the application of the Dowling-Orlando technique, microsurgery, the Valsalva manoeuvre and the positioning of the patient such that gravity could facilitate surgical removal of a giant cerebral hydatid cyst.

Abstract

Hydatid cyst disease is a parasitic illness that is rarely located in the brain. We present a case of a 26-year-old female who complained of headache, nausea, and vomiting. The diagnosis was intracranial hydatid cyst disease and was confirmed with radiological and serological tests. Neurological examination revealed papilloedema and left-sided pyramidal signs. She was operated on using the Dowling-Orlando technique. The cyst was removed without rupture, and therapy was completed with albendazole for a period of four weeks. In this article, we discuss the application of the Dowling-Orlando technique, microsurgery, the Valsalva manoeuvre and the positioning of the patient such that gravity could facilitate surgical removal of a giant cerebral hydatid cyst.

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Keywords

Dowling-Orlando technique, giant cerebral cyst, hydatid disease

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Title

The Dowling-Orlando technique in a giant primary cerebral hydatid cyst: a case report

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 44, No 3 (2010)

Pages

304-307

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60046-3

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(3):304-307.

Keywords

Dowling-Orlando technique
giant cerebral cyst
hydatid disease

Authors

Murat Altaş
Yurdal Serarslan
Ramazan Davran
Ömer Evirgen
Mustafa Aras
Nebi Yilmaz

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