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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 300-301

Primary hydatidosis of gluteus maximus


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, India
2 Department of Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, India
3 Department of Pathology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, India

Correspondence Address:
S H Harris
Department of Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002
India
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Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation of humans and herbivorous animals, caused by echinococcus granulosus.Dogs and some wild carnivores, like foxes, are definitive hosts, harboring worms in their intestines. Eggs arepassed in feces and eaten by intermediate hosts and larvae encyst in the liver, lungs and other organs. Primarymuscular hydatidosis without involving the thoracic or abdominal organs is extremely rare. A case ofintramuscular gluteal hydatid cyst is being reported with the intent of highlighting this atypical localization ofthe disease. Since the soft tissue tumors may be confused with hydatid cysts, preoperative evaluation ofthese patients is critical for proper handling during surgery to avoid life-threatening complications. We reporta case of a 24-year-old male patient with a cystic gluteal swelling turning out to be hydatid cyst on sonographyand computerized scanning. Surgical excision with postoperative antihelmenthics formed the main modality oftreatment.






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