Hydatid disease of the spine. A long-term followup after surgical treatment.

@article{Govender2000HydatidDO,
  title={Hydatid disease of the spine. A long-term followup after surgical treatment.},
  author={Terusha Govender and Muhammad Qasim Aslam and Asha Parbhoo and Peter Corr},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2000},
  volume={378},
  pages={143-7}
}
Vertebral hydatidosis is a relatively silent and slowly progressive disease with a latent period of many years. The prognosis for neurologic recovery in hydatid disease of the spine generally is regarded as poor and posterior surgical decompression is associated with a high recurrence rate. Reported here are the results after a long-term followup of four patients with hydatid disease of the spine with neurologic deficit which significantly improved after anterior surgical decompression and… CONTINUE READING