Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 271--273

Transthoracic approach for ventrally situated paraspinal extradural hydatid cyst of the dorsal spine


Mohnish P Dighe, Srikant Balasubramaniam, Trimurti D Nadkarni 
 Department of Neurosurgery, BYL Nair Ch. Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Trimurti D Nadkarni
Department of Neurosurgery, BYL Nair Ch. Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
India

A 40-year-old female presented with back pain without any neurological deficits. Radiological investigations revealed a ventrally situated paraspinal lesion causing widening of the right D4 neural foramen. She underwent a right posterolateral thoracotomy and excision of the lesion in toto, which was reported as a hydatid cyst on histology. Ventrally situated paraspinal extradural hydatid cysts are rare. A Transthoracic surgical exposure offers a direct approach for complete excision of the lesion, minimizing the chances of rupture and spillage.


How to cite this article:
Dighe MP, Balasubramaniam S, Nadkarni TD. Transthoracic approach for ventrally situated paraspinal extradural hydatid cyst of the dorsal spine.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2018;9:271-273


How to cite this URL:
Dighe MP, Balasubramaniam S, Nadkarni TD. Transthoracic approach for ventrally situated paraspinal extradural hydatid cyst of the dorsal spine. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];9:271-273
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