Hydatid disease, a zoonotic infection caused by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus, has been encountered in various organs in humans. In spite of all the advances in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods, hydatidosis of the central nervous system is still a life-threatening condition in infested areas of the world. This is the first comprehensive reference book on hydatidosis of the central nervous system. It is written and edited by leading international authorities from infested areas and provides an in-depth review of diagnosis and management. Clinical and neuroradiological findings are extensively documented with the aid of numerous original photographs and the role of surgical intervention and chemotherapy is carefully appraised. In addition, future avenues and innovative therapeutic philosophies are discussed. This book will serve as an ideal source of up-to-date information for all with an interest in this debilitating disease.
After gaining his MD from Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey in 1984, Dr. Mehmet Turgut specialized in neurosurgery in Hacettepe University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Since 1995 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey. He has been principal investigator in a lot of major research projects and his research interests include infectious diseases of the central nervous system, clinic and laboratory investigations upon developmental neuroscience and neurosurgery, stereology, pineal research and melatonin, as well as medical history. Dr. Turgut, a member of Turkish Society of Hydatidology, serves as a member of editorial boards of many peer-reviewed international journals indexed by SCI-Expanded and other indexes He is an active experienced neurosurgeon who understands the needs of his colleagues related to craniospinal hydatidosis. Dr. Turgut has more than 250 publications and presentations to his name; most of the publications have been in peer-reviewed international journals and a considerable number have focused on hydatid disease.
Historical Aspects of Hydatidosis of Central Nervous system.- Hydatidosis of Central Nervous System in Mediterranean Countries and Middle East.- Hydatidosis of Central Nervous System in South America.- Hydatidosis of Central Nervous System in Central and Eastern Europe.- Clinical Manifestations of Hydatidosis of Central Nervous System.- Hydatidosis of the Skull.- Hydatidosis of the Brain.- Intraventricular Hydatidosis.- Hydatidosis of the Spinal Cord.- Hydatidosis of the Spine.- Laboratory Findings of Patients with Hydatidosis of Central Nervous System.- Imaging of Cerebral Hydatidosis Disease.- Imaging of Spinal Hydatid Disease.- In vivo Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Hydatidosis of the Central Nervous System.- Surgical Treatment of Spinal Hydatidosis.- Surgical Treatment of Cerebral Hydatidosis.- Chemotherapy for Hydatidosis of the Central Nervous System.- Complications of Cerebral Hydatidosis.- Complications of Spinal Hydatidosis.- Outcome and Follow-up of Patients with Cerebral Hydatidosis.- Outcome and Follow-up of Patients with Spinal Hydatidosis.- Unusual Presentations of Hydatidosis of the Central Nervous System.- Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease: Hydatidosis.- Hydatidosis of the Orbit.- Alveolar Hydatidosis of the Central Nervous System.- Prevention and Control of Hydatidosis.