Echinococcal infestation of the spine in North America.

  title={Echinococcal infestation of the spine in North America.},
  author={Suryanarayana Rao and Sagar S Parikh and Roger Kerr},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Taenia echinococcal infestation, a parasitic disease rarely seen in the United States, occurred in a 62-year-old man. Bone is involved in about 1% of all cases, and of these cases, the spine is involved in about 50%. Preoperative identification is difficult because of lack of characteristic radiographic features. Successful management is also problematic because of the difficulty of preoperative diagnosis, the invasive nature of the bony involvement, and the variable anaphylactic reaction to… CONTINUE READING

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