Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 6

Intra Orbital Hydatid Cyst - An Unusual Presentation of a Common Disease

Sarita Pandey Bhattarai*

Department of ENT, Walter sisulu Univeristy, Frere Hospital, South Africa

*Corresponding Author: Sarita Pandey Bhattarai, Department of ENT, Walter sisulu Univeristy, Frere Hospital, South Africa.

Received: May 11, 2021; Published: June 04, 2021


  Hydatid cyst disease is a common presentation of a parasitic infestation by a tapeworm of genus Echinococcus. Hydatid cyst may present anywhere in the body but it is extremely rare for it to be isolated to intra orbital region. Literature is riddled with cases and discussion of multiple hydatid cysts within the thorax and abdominal cavity. There are only handful of reported cases of intraorbital hydatid cysts and most are within the Asian Subcontinent. We herein report a rare case of primary intra orbital hydatid cyst on a 12 year old otherwise healthy young patient. The patient presented with proptosis and mild visual acuity loss, with limited medial eye movements due to the presence of cyst in that region. This is one of very few cases reported worldwide of such a presentation and it is the first case noted and managed at our institution. Clinical diagnosis was confirmed by CT scan imaging. Patient was managed Preoperatively by two weeks of oral Albendazole. Surgical management of the patient included external fronto-ethmoidectomy to access the intra orbital cavity and total excision of the cyst. Post-operatively patient continued oral Albendazole for further three months and her recovery was uneventful. Albendazole has been widely described as the best therapeutic choice for hydatid cyst in the literature.

Keywords: Case Report; Echinococcus; Hydatid Cyst; Intraorbital Hydatid Cyst; Albendazole; Hypochloride Solution


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Citation: Sarita Pandey Bhattarai. “Intra Orbital Hydatid Cyst - An Unusual Presentation of a Common Disease". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.7 (2020): 15-18.


Copyright: © 2021 Sarita Pandey Bhattarai. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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