Unusual presentation of an infected primary hydatid cyst of biceps femoris muscle

Tarhan N., Tuncay I., Barutcu Ö. , Demirors H., Agildere A.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.31, sa.10, ss.608-611, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00256-002-0524-x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.608-611


Hydatid cysts of the musculoskeletal system are rare. Unusual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of an infected primary hydatid cyst of the biceps femoris muscle are presented in a 40-year-old man on hemodialysis for chronic renal failure. No daughter cysts were present within the mother cyst cavity, but there was a fatty nodule which has not previously been described in a muscular hydatid cyst. Although the cyst was infected secondarily, no surrounding soft tissue inflammatory reaction was noted. Hydatid cysts should be included in the differential diagnosis of unusual soft-tissue masses in regions where the disease is endemic.