ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Primary Hydatid Cyst of the Axillary Region: A Case Report
Haluk Recai Ünalp 1, Erdinç Kamer 1, Özgür Kılıç 1, Mehmet Ali Önal 1, Türkan Rezanko 2, Mine Tunakan 2
1Department of 4th General Surgery, İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Pathology İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2009.02663.2

Abstract

Hydatid disease, which is caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a common public health problem worldwide. The hydatid cysts may take many years to produce clinical symptoms. The liver is the organ most commonly affected. Diagnosis is made by a combination of clinical, imaging, serological and molecular techniques. Primary axillary hydatid disease is extremely rare and only 9 cases have been reported up to now. Herein, we reported a 48-yearold case with primary isolated hydatid disease in the axilla in whom total cystectomy was performed.

Keywords : Hydatid disease, soft tissue, axillary region
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