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Primary multiple calvarial hydatid cysts—a rare occurrence
  1. Alok K Sharma,
  2. Batuk Diyora,
  3. Prerna Badhe,
  4. Naren Nayak,
  5. Prasanna Patankar,
  6. Guneet Chopra
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, LTMMC & LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, India
  1. Correspondence to A K Sharma, Department of Neurosurgery, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai 400020, India; alok276{at}

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Central nervous system hydatidosis comprises about 1–3% of cases of hydatid disease.1–4 Primary hydatid cyst of the brain is uncommon and usually seen as a single cyst. Multiple hydatid cysts of the brain are rare. We present a rare case of calvarial hydatid cyst in a 20-year-old man who presented with scalp swelling for 14 years (figure 1).

Figure 1

Clinical picture showing a lobulated midline scalp swelling over the vertex with prominent scalp veins.

CT scan showed multiple contrast non-enhancing cysts in both parietal regions, with evidence of calcification (figure 2). MRI showed a 11.5×8 cm sized lesion involving both …

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