Sacrococcygeal hydatid cyst: another entity in the differential diagnosis of sacrococcygeal chordoma. Case report

Abstract

A case of hydatid disease of the sacrum with severe neurological symptoms, which was misdiagnosed preoperatively as a chordoma, is presented. The patient had significant improvement of the neurological symptoms after evacuation of the cyst. Sacral hydatid cysts must be considered in the differential diagnosis of sacrococcygeal chordoma.

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Yegen, C., Ozer, A., Aktan, A. et al. Sacrococcygeal hydatid cyst: another entity in the differential diagnosis of sacrococcygeal chordoma. Case report. Spinal Cord 31, 479–481 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.1993.77

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  • hydatid cyst
  • sacrum
  • chordoma

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