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Primary intradural extramedullary hydatid cyst is a rare form of parasitic infection, causing focal neurological signs, commonly observed in sheep-raising areas of the world, including Turkey [2, 3, 4, 6]. In their article that has passed peer review, Drs. Arif and Zaheer, pathologists, heighten our awareness about this uncommon but clinically challenging disease . The authors nicely presented the radiological findings and surgical features of their case in detail, in addition to the pathological characteristics of the hydatid cyst. However, I would like to add the following important points regarding imaging features of the spinal hydatidosis to the discussion.
In conclusion, it would appear that the case report needs a further clarification for the missing clinical points, as aforementioned above in detail. More importantly, this report emphasizes the importance of contribution and inclusion of all clinicians in the scientific presentation of a case history, which had been investigated by radiologists and treated surgically by spinal surgeons, for publication in any international journal. It should be kept in mind that “author byline” is one of the most important components of an article, as exemplified in the current case.