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Unusual presentation of an intraventricular hydatid cyst as a bleeding cystic tumor: A case report and brief review


1 Department of Pathology, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of General surgery, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Sumyra Khurshid Qadri,
Department of Pathology, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar 190 011, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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Hydatid cysts constitute only 2% of all intracranial masses, commonly involve parenchyma and very rarely ventricles. Here, we report an unusual case of a primary, isolated intraventricular hydatid cyst that mimicked a tumor and presented as intraventricular hemorrhage with hydrocephalus in a boy, causing a diagnostic dilemma. Although, preoperative modalities like computed tomography, magnetic resonance image and serology generally help in establishing the diagnosis, but hydatid cysts with unusual localizations and atypical imaging findings may complicate the diagnosis and need be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cystic masses in all anatomic locations, especially in endemic areas, so as to reduce the patient morbidity and mortality.


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