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Vol. 92. Issue 6.
Pages e31 (June - July 2014)
Vol. 92. Issue 6.
Pages e31 (June - July 2014)
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Hydatid Thoracic Spinal Canal Invasion
Hidatidosis torácica con invasión del canal vertebral
María Inmaculada Navarro Garcíaa,??
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, Patricia Martínez Martínezb, José Antonio García Marcillaa, José Luis Vázquez Rojasa
a Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
b Servicio de Cirugía Torácica, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
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The patient is a 31-year-old male from Morocco who came to our Emergency Department due to progressive walking difficulties and a vertebral mass at the D6-D7 level. The patient was sent to the Neurosurgery Department, where a dorsolumbar MRI (Fig. 1) revealed cystic lesions in the right posterior mediastinum that invaded the spinal canal in the D6–D7 region, causing spinal cord compromise. Thoracoabdominal CT (Fig. 2) detected no other lesions. Needle aspiration of the cysts was compatible with hydatidosis. We performed right posterolateral thoracotomy, freed the hydatid cysts from the pleuropulmonary adherences and carried out en bloc resection in the chest wall and decompression of the spinal medulla, using a Gore-Tex prosthesis for reconstruction.

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Please cite this article as: Navarro García MI, Martínez Martínez P, García Marcilla JA, Vázquez Rojas JL. Hidatidosis torácica con invasión del canal vertebral. Cir Esp. 2014;92(6):e31.

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