Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ASOR)(ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Multicentric Musculoskeletal Hydatid Cysts - A Rare Case Report

Prem James Charles1*, Harshvardhan2 and Selvaraj Periyasamy3

1Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon, Aster Specialist Centre for orthopedics and Physiotherapy, Dubai, UAE
2Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon, Aster Specialty Clinic, Discovery Gardens, Dubai, UAE
3Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon, RALS Clinic, Al Qusais, Dubai, UAE

*Corresponding Author: Prem James Charles, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon, Aster Specialist Centre For orthopedics and Physiotherapy, Dubai, UAE.

Received: September 06, 2021; Published: September 28, 2021


Hydatid disease is one of most common parasitic diseases affecting humans. Though no organ is exception, the hydatid cysts preferably develop in the liver and the lungs. Though the musculoskeletal involvement is known to be rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumors.

We report an unusual case of musculoskeletal hydatid disease presenting in multiple locations over a period of four years duration in a 34-year-old male patient. The disease manifested with painful swellings, initially on the lateral aspect of right hip, then on the left hip and later in the left shoulder region. They were treated by incision and drainage/surgical excision in combination with anti-helminthic medication. Final functional outcomes were found satisfactory.


Keywords: Hydatid Cyst; Musculoskeletal Echinococcosis; Echinococcus granulosus


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Citation: Prem James Charles., et al. “Multicentric Musculoskeletal Hydatid Cysts - A Rare Case Report". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.10 (2021):.


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