Primary hydatid cyst of soleus muscle : A case report

Authors

  • MN Nahar Associcte Professor of Pathology Popular Medical College, Dhaka
  • H Iqbal Assistant Professor of Microbiology Popular Medical College, Dhaka
  • MS Yesmin Assistant Professor of Pathology Dhaka Community Medical College, Dhaka,
  • SM Arafat Associate Professor of Medicine BSMMU, Dhaka,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v42i2.18988

Keywords:

Hydatid cyst, skeletal muscle hydatosis, echinococcosis

Abstract

Muscle hydatidosis is rare, accounting only for 35% of all cases. We present an unusual case of a primary hydatid cyst found in the soleus muscle of a 42-year-old woman, presenting as an enlarging soft-tissue mass for 6 months associated with pain. The hydatid cyst was confined into muscle, without affecting the bone. En block surgical excision of the cyst was undertaken. Histopathologic findings confirmed the diagnosis. No recurrence occurred during the follow-up period of 8 months. Skeletal muscle echinococcosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of limb masses, especially in endemic countries. A meticulous history taking and MR imaging is essential, while pericystectomy is an effective method of treatment.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v42i2.18988

Bangladesh Med J. 2013 May; 42 (2): 60-62

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Published

2014-05-26

How to Cite

Nahar, M., Iqbal, H., Yesmin, M., & Arafat, S. (2014). Primary hydatid cyst of soleus muscle : A case report. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 42(2), 60–62. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v42i2.18988

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