A Rare Case of Primary Hydatid Cyst of Right ThighCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Shailesh Shah,
Dr Shailesh Shah Surgical Hospital and Endoscopy Clinic, Ahmedabad-380022, Gujarat, India.
Hydatid cyst is a parasitic infestation caused by Echinococcus granulosus commonly affecting liver and lung. Hydatid disease of the soft tissue is uncommon. Here, we present a case of 48-year-old male with multicystic hypoechoic lesion seen deep to muscular layer in the posteromedial region of the right thigh. The initial diagnosis was made based on Ultrasonography (USG) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Complete surgical excision of the mass was done and the patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery. Hydatid cyst should be diagnosed with USG and MRI. Complete excision of the hydatid cyst is recommended.
Echinococcus, Intramuscular, Parasitic infestation
Esheet Shah, Shailesh Shah. A RARE CASE OF PRIMARY HYDATID CYST OF RIGHT THIGH. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 February [cited: 2019 Jan 23 ]; 13:PD01-PD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 04, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Oct 17, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Nov 14, 2018
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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