Fibular hydatid cyst.

Arti, HamidReza. and Yousofi Darani, Hossein. (2007) Fibular hydatid cyst. Indian journal of orthopaedics, 41 (3). pp. 244-5. ISSN 0019-5413

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Hydatid disease is caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus. Genus Echinococcus has different species including Echinococcus vogeli, Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilucularis. Echinococcus granulosus is the most common cause of hydatid disease in humans. This disease occurs either through direct ingestion of parasite eggs from contact with infected dogs or indirectly from the ingestion of contaminated water or food.Infestation of hydatid disease in humans most commonly occurs in the liver (55-70%), followed by the lungs (18-35%). Bone hydatidosis however is very rare (3%). We present herein a case of hydatid cyst of the fibula, which is an uncommon site for the occurrence of this disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bone cyst, hydatid disease, pathologic fracture
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
QZ pathology-Neoplasms
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Parasitology and Mycology
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Orthopedics
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 06:04

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