Hydatid Cystic Disease of the Soft Tissues with Pulmonary and Hepatic Involvement: Report of a Case
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- Dilege, Ş., Aksoy, M., Okan, I. et al. Surg Today (2003) 33: 69. doi:10.1007/s005950300014
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Hydatid disease, which is caused by the Echinococcus granulosis parasite, is endemic in certain parts of the world where close contact between humans and sheep exists. The disease most commonly involves the liver and other solid organs. This report describes the case of a teenage girl with hydatid disease involving the right axilla and various other sites concomitantly. The patient was admitted to hospital with a mass in the right axillary region, and further examinations revealed that the liver and right lung were also involved. We report this case to emphasize that hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients from endemic areas who present with soft tissue masses.