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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Supplement 1, pp 150–151 | Cite as

Isolated Hydatid Cyst of the Breast–a Case Report

  • Nasib Iqbal KamaliEmail author
  • Mohammad Habib Raza
  • Atia Zakaur Rab
  • Sadiq Akhtar
Case Report
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Introduction

Hydatid disease is caused by larval form of Echinococcos granulosus, encountered endemically in sheep breeding communities. Humans are accidental intermediate host of this organism. 70 % of the cases are detected in the liver, 20 % in the lung and rest in other organs [1]. Breast involvement is rare accounting for only 0.27 % of the localization [2]. The diagnosis of hydatid disease is based on clinical assessment, serology, ultrasonography (USG) and FNAC.

We report a case of 42 yrs old female who presented as a case of breast lump, which was later confirmed to be a case of hydatid cyst of the breast. Hydatid disease is rare in this part of the country, and hydatid disease of the breast is even rarer.

Case Report

A 42 years old female patient was admitted with the complaint of lump left breast for 1 year and pain for 2 months. On examination the right breast was normal. There as 4 × 4 cm, non tender firm, mobile lump with regular borders smooth surface, in upper outer...

Keywords

Hydatid Cyst Hypertonic Saline Hydatid Disease Left Breast Echinococcus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nasib Iqbal Kamali
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammad Habib Raza
    • 1
  • Atia Zakaur Rab
    • 1
  • Sadiq Akhtar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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