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Huge primary intracranial hydatid cysts
  1. M Taghipoor,
  2. A Razmkon
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Shiraz Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr A Razmkon, PO Box 71455-166, Shiraz, Iran; ali.razmkon{at}

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A 17 year-old man was referred to our centre with complaints of headache, visual disturbance and left-sided weakness for 6 months prior to admission. In neurological examination, he had bilateral papilloedema and left-sided weakness. Brain imaging showed a huge well demarcated lesion in the right frontal lobe, hypointense on T1 weighted and hyperintense on T2 weighted MR images, causing significant midline shift and …

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