Surgery Today

, Volume 27, Issue 12, pp 1188–1190 | Cite as

Primary hydatid cyst of the breast: A case report

  • Mehar C. Sharma
  • Asis K. Karak
  • Sumit Talwar
  • Bijay R. Mirdha
Case Reports


We describe herein the rare case of a hydatid cyst found in the breast of a 26-year-old woman. Clinically, the mass was at first suspected of being a fibroadenoma, but fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) yielded clear fluid only. Histopathologic examination of the resected speciman confirmed that it was a hydatid cyst.

Key Words

breast disease echinococcosis hydatid cyst 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehar C. Sharma
    • 1
  • Asis K. Karak
    • 1
  • Sumit Talwar
    • 2
  • Bijay R. Mirdha
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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