Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2013 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 24 |Article ID 829471 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/829471

Nicolas Argy, Ahmed Abou Bacar, Cyril Boeri, Caroline Lohmann, Alexander W Pfaff, Yves Hansmann, Daniel Christmann, Ermanno Candolfi, Nicolas Lefebvre, "Primary Musculoskeletal Hydatid Cyst of the Thigh: Diagnostic and Curative Challenge for an Unusual Localization", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 24, Article ID 829471, 3 pages, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/829471

Primary Musculoskeletal Hydatid Cyst of the Thigh: Diagnostic and Curative Challenge for an Unusual Localization

Abstract

Primary muscular echinococcosis is an uncommon localization of hydatid cysts. The nonspecific clinical presentation and possible post-therapeutic complications lead to problems for the diagnosis of this infection and the support of the patient. The authors describe an unusual case of double hydatid cyst of the vastus intermedius muscle. After a precise preoperative evaluation based on clinical, radiological and biological examinations, a surgical excision by pericystectomy combined with perioperative chemotherapy enabled the authors to treat the patient and to prevent postoperative complications. The diagnostic tools and the treatment of this particular type of echinococcosis are discussed.

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