Unusual localization of a primary hydatid cyst: a subcutaneous mass in the paraumbilical region


Burgazli K. M. , Ozdemir C. S. , Ozdemir E. B. , Mericliler M., Polat Z. P.

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.17, no.13, pp.1766-1768, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1766-1768

Abstract

Hydatid cyst disease caused by Echinoccus granulosus is not a rare disease and mostly localized in liver and lung. The localization of the disease in the subcutaneous paraumbilical region without any other organ involvement is a unique existence that we present. A 63-year-old Turkish male complaining of abdominal distention and pain had an abdominal mass for one year. When the patient came to our Clinic, we detected a 4x5 cm mass in the left quadrant-paraumbilical region by using ultrasonography. Complete surgical resection of the mass was performed with uneventful post-operative recovery. Histopathological examination of the surgical specimen demonstrated a multive-sicular hydatid cyst.