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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 333-335

Primary intermuscular hydatid cyst of the posterior thigh: a rare presentation


Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Lutf A Abumunaser
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80215, Jeddah 21589
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/eoj.eoj_80_17

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In this article, we report a rare case of hydatid cyst in the posterior aspect of the thigh of a 70-year-old lady from the endemic region (Yemen). She presented to the orthopedic clinic in King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, KSA, complaining of a painless, gradually progressive swelling of the left posterior thigh. Diagnosis was reached by computed tomography scan and MRI of the left thigh, and confirmed with an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. The cyst was treated with a wide excision and 3 months of albendazole. The primary intermuscular hydatid disease is a rare condition. Clinically, it presents as a painless slowly growing mass. Preoperative diagnosis is essential because cyst rupture and dissemination may lead to recurrence. The diagnosis can be obtained by computed tomography scan, MRI, and ultrasound. A fine needle aspiration may done to confirm the preoperative diagnosis. Combination of wide excision and chemotherapy in such cases is the recommended and curative treatment.


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