Spinal Cystic Echinococcosis – A Systematic Analysis and Review of the Literature: Part 1. Epidemiology and Anatomy

@inproceedings{Neumayr2013SpinalCE,
  title={Spinal Cystic Echinococcosis – A Systematic Analysis and Review of the
Literature: Part 1. Epidemiology and Anatomy},
  author={Andreas Neumayr and Francesca Tamarozzi and Sam Goblirsch and Johannes Blum and Enrico Brunetti},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
Bone involvement in human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is rare, but affects the spine in approximately 50% of cases. Despite significant advances in diagnostic imaging techniques as well as surgical and medical treatment of spinal CE, our basic understanding of the parasite's predilection for the spine remains incomplete. To fill this gap, we systematically reviewed the published literature of the last five decades to summarize and analyze the currently existing data on epidemiological and… CONTINUE READING
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