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Primary Localization of a Hydatid Cyst in the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle: An Unusual Location.
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PMID:  22004438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection that is endemic in Iran. It infests humans and herbivorous animals and reflects infection by Echinococcus granulosus. Although it can develop anywhere in the body, the liver and lungs are the most common sites of involvement. Primary muscular hydatidosis with no involvement of thoracoabdominal organs is a rare event. Methods: Case report and review of relevant literature. Results: We treated a 27-year old male patient with a swelling on his right shoulder that turned out to be a hydatid cyst by magnetic resonance imaging scan. The treatment included surgical excision combined with post-operative anthelminthic administration. Of the total reported cases of hydatidosis, 0.7-3% were described as musculoskeletal cysts. Conclusions: Especially in endemic areas, to avoid fine-needle biopsy and the risk of spillage of cyst contents irrespective of their location, hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of muscular masses, and the diagnosis should be made by imaging and serology insofar as possible.
Mohammad Reza Motie; Alireza Rezapanah; Masoud Pezeshki Rad; Hossein Razavian; Ali Azadmand; Mahtab Khajeh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Surgical Oncology Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences , Mashhad, Iran .
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