Isolated Hydatid Cyst of the Breast–a Case Report
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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 . Breast involvement is rare accounting for only 0.27 % of the localization . 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.
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...
KeywordsHydatid Cyst Hypertonic Saline Hydatid Disease Left Breast Echinococcus
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