General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 60, Issue 6, pp 359–362 | Cite as

Primary axillary hydatid cyst

  • Adil Arsalane
  • Massime El Hammoumi
  • Faycal El Oueriachi
  • Akram Traibi
  • Abdellatif Darbi
  • El Hassane Kabiri
Case Report


Echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection, affecting humans in a characteristic geographic distribution. The disease generally involves the liver, the lung and sometimes an axillary location. We reported a case of 43-year-old man, who was diagnosed with a cystic lesion of the left axilla, which was presumed to be a hydatid cyst or a vascular malformation by ultrasound and computed tomography. Surgical excision of the lesion was performed confirming the hydatid cyst diagnosis by histological studies.


Echinococcosis Soft tissue Surgery 


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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adil Arsalane
    • 1
  • Massime El Hammoumi
    • 1
  • Faycal El Oueriachi
    • 1
  • Akram Traibi
    • 1
  • Abdellatif Darbi
    • 2
  • El Hassane Kabiri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryMohamed V Military University Hospital, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohamed V SouissiRabatMorocco
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMohamed V Military University Hospital, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohamed V SouissiRabatMorocco

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