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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 6237435, 4 pages
Case Report

Unusual Presentation of Hydatid Cyst in Breast with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings

1Department of Radiology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Inanc Samil Sarici; moc.liamg@5102icirassi

Received 17 October 2016; Accepted 13 December 2016; Published 11 January 2017

Academic Editor: Gerald S. Supinski

Copyright © 2017 Ali Koc et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of 59-year-old woman with a painful left breast mass, compatible with types II-III hydatid cyst. Lesion was evaluated with mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging modalities. Magnetic resonance imaging had important diagnostic role with demonstrating characteristic features of the lesion and had capability of showing complications. Surgery also confirmed the diagnosis of a hydatid cyst.