The use of albendazole ın a case of hydatıd cyst wıth multıple organ ınvolvement
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In the treatment of hydatid cysts, surgical Intervention is still the primary method. In cases with multiple organ involvement, medical treatment with the benzimidazole group drugs (Mebendazole- Albendazole) has been reported to reveal promising results. We reported this case because of multiple organ involvement including posterior fossa involvement which is t|uite rare. We also discussed treatment results and drug efficacy with the literature review. A 24 year old female presented to our department with complaing of headache, cough and a foul smelling fluid regurgitating from the mouth that was of 15 days duration. Multiple cysts of various sizes and location were revealed on the chest x-ray. Multiple cysts in the liver, spleen, and kidneys were seen on the abdominal ultrasonography, and a cystic formation in the posterior cranial fossa was observed on the cranial computerized tomography. The indirect hemagglutination test was positive at the titration of 1:92400. Five courses of therapy each lasting four weeks with 800 mg/day Albendazole led to the dissolution of the cysts in the brain, kidneys and decrease in the number and / or size of the cysts in the spleen and liver. The contents of the cysts in the lungs were drained with the cyst wall being visible on x-ray.