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

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

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, vol.31, no.10, pp.608-611, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00256-002-0524-x
  • Title of Journal : SKELETAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.