Case Report

A Cystic Hydatid Case With Primary Muscular Involvement of Quadriceps Muscles

  • Şule Şahin Onat
  • İsmail Yıldırım
  • Bahar Elezoğlu
  • Faruk Pehlivanlı

Meandros Med Dent J 2014;15(1):45-47

Cystic hydatid is a parasitic disease prevail in lungs and liver, but rare in musculoskeletal system. 43 years old female patient having a mass lesion without definite borders at the medial part of the thigh with pain persisting for six months localized to the left thigh seek medical advice to our clinic. Ultrasonographic examination revealed a cystic lesion then total cyst excision was performed. Cystic hydatid diagnosed pathologically and medical treatment with albendazole 15 mg/kg/day was started. Since the symptoms are doubtful in musculoskeletal system, this makes diagnose difficult and it is quite difficult especially in out of endemic areas. Cyst hydatid should be considered in the etiology of muscle pains whether accompanied by a palpable mass or not, in the endemic areas like our country with wide spread livestock.

Keywords: Hydatid cyst, primary muscular involvement, muscle pains