Removal of Hydatid Cyst of Brain

  • The Hydatid cyst in the video weighed approximately 300gms and had a diameter of 9 cms .
  • It was removed from the left parietal lobe of a 13 year boy,an inhabitant of Chattisgarh( India).
  • It was removed using the Dowling technique(A pressurized water jet is used to separate the paper thin cyst wall from the surrounding tissue).
  • It was removed in toto.
  • The cyst was that of an echinococcus granulosus(dog tapeworm).
  • The patient showed immediate signs of improvement and was fit to be discharged within a week.
  • The surgery was performed by Dr PV Ramana and team at Seven Hills Hospital, Visakhapatnam


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