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Hydatid disease of the breast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20505900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cystic hydatid disease is caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. Humans are the accidental intermediate hosts of this organism. Hydatid disease is endemic in countries in which raising sheep and cattle constitutes an important means of livelihood. The most commonly affected organs are the liver and lungs. Involvement of the kidney, bone, brain and other organs is rare. Breast involvement in this disease is also very rare. A case of isolated hydatid cyst of the breast is presented, along with a review of the literature and a discussion on the pertinent clinical and radiological aspects of the disease.
I Masroor; M Azeemuddin; S Khan; A Barakzai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-27     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e72-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Diseases / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Echinococcosis / diagnosis*,  parasitology,  ultrasonography
Echinococcus / isolation & purification

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