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Submandibular and thyroid gland involvement of hydatid cysts: a very rare association with percutaneous treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19821255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 48-year-old man who had a complaint of swelling in the left submandibular region and right side of the neck was referred to our radiology clinic for sonographic examination that revealed a type 1 hydatid cyst with a diameter of 32 mm in the left submandibular gland, and a type 3 hydatid cyst with a diameter of 33 mm in the right thyroid gland. The diagnosis was verified by computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and hemagglutination tests. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case in the literature of hydatid cysts involving both submandibular and thyroid glands. There was no abdominal, thoracic or brain involvement. The patient was a singer and did not accept surgical treatment, and percutaneous drainage with the PAIR (Puncture-Aspiration of cyst contents-Injection of hypertonic saline solution-Reaspiration) technique was performed for both cysts. There were no complications during or after the intervention. During 4 months of follow up the sizes of both cysts were decreased and the germinative membranes were shrunken, having a pseudotumor appearance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature that the PAIR method was applied for thyroid and submandibular gland hydatid cysts. Percutaneous treatment of thyroid and submandibular gland hydatid cysts seems to be a safe and effective procedure as a possible alternative to surgery.
Serhat Avcu; Ozkan Unal; Cetin Kotan; Mustafa Oztürk; Ozkan Ozen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1305-3612     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241152     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Yüzüncü Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Echinococcosis / pathology,  radiography*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Hemagglutination Tests
Middle Aged
Punctures / methods
Submandibular Gland / radiography*,  ultrasonography
Thyroid Gland / radiography*,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome

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