Unusual location of hydatid cyst: soft tissue mass in the neck

  • Alper Celik
  • Mehmet Turanli
  • Suat Kutun
  • Tuncay Delibasi
  • Nurdan Mengi
  • Ela Comert
  • Sabahattin Aslan
  • Kadri Altundag
  • Abdullah Cetin
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-006-0122-y

Cite this article as:
Celik, A., Turanli, M., Kutun, S. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2006) 263: 1147. doi:10.1007/s00405-006-0122-y

Abstract

Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation caused by the larval form of the cestode worm Echinococcus. The most commonly encountered form of the disease is visceral hydatid cyst caused by Echinococcus granulosus or dog tapeworm. We hereby represent an unusual case of hydatid disease located in the neck region in a 22-year-old female patient.

Keywords

Hydatid cystCervical vertebrae

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alper Celik
    • 1
  • Mehmet Turanli
    • 2
  • Suat Kutun
    • 1
  • Tuncay Delibasi
    • 3
  • Nurdan Mengi
    • 4
  • Ela Comert
    • 2
  • Sabahattin Aslan
    • 1
  • Kadri Altundag
    • 5
  • Abdullah Cetin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryAnkara Oncology HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyAnkara Oncology HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Endocrinology and MetabolismAnkara Numune HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineAnkara Oncology HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  5. 5.Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of MedicineHacettepe University Institute of OncologyAnkaraTurkey