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

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 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 anatomical aspects of spinal CE.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2450
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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