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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9495783, 4 pages
Case Report

Successful Pelvic Resection for Acetabular Hydatidosis

1CHU de Caen, 14000 Caen, France
2Hôpital Cochin, APHP, 75014 Paris, France

Correspondence should be addressed to Canoville Daniel

Received 20 July 2017; Accepted 30 August 2017; Published 9 October 2017

Academic Editor: Athanassios Papanikolaou

Copyright © 2017 Canoville Daniel 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.


Background. Hydatidosis of the bone is a rare occurrence (0.9 to 2.5% of all localization of the disease). In those occurrences, the pelvic bone is the second most frequent localization. Curative treatment of pelvic bone hydatidosis is difficult and a consensus is yet to be found. Clinical Case. We report a case of hydatidosis of the ischium, extended to the homolateral hip. The patient was treated through hip resection using patient-specific cutting guides, followed by total hip reconstruction. Albendazole was administered to the patient for two months before the surgery and for three months following the surgery. Conclusions. In a young patient, hydatidosis of the pelvic bone can be treated with satisfying results through wide resection of the hip coupled with an antiparasitic treatment administered before and after the surgery. Prosthetic reconstruction, similar to what is done in cancer surgery, restores good functions.