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Spinal cystic echinococcosis - a systematic analysis and review of the literature : part 2. treatment, follow-up and outcome

Neumayr, Andreas and Tamarozzi, Francesca and Goblirsch, Sam and Blum, Johannes and Brunetti, Enrico. (2013) Spinal cystic echinococcosis - a systematic analysis and review of the literature : part 2. treatment, follow-up and outcome. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, Vol. 7, H. 9 , e2458.

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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.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Former Units within Swiss TPH > Medical Practice Föhre (Blum)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Blum, Johannes A. and Neumayr, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Public Library of Science
ISSN:1935-2727
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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