Spinal Cystic Echinococcosis - A Systematic Analysis and Review of the Literature: Part 2. Treatment, Follow-up and Outcome

Andreas Neumayr, Francesca Tamarozzi, Sam Goblirsch, Johannes Blum, Enrico Brunetti

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Abstract

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, surgical treatment and introduction of pharmacological therapy, spinal echinococcosis remains associated with a high degree of morbidity, disability and mortality.We systematically reviewed the published literature of the last five decades to update and summarize the currently existing data on treatment, follow-up and outcome of spinal CE.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2458
JournalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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