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Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2012 Dec;113(6):472-4. doi: 10.1016/j.stomax.2012.04.004. Epub 2012 Jun 14.

[Hydatid cyst of the scalp].

[Article in French]

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  • 1FMPM/UCAM, service d'anatomie pathologique, CHU Mohammed VI, Marrakech, Maroc.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Hydatid disease is a broad-based anthropozoonosis common to humans and several mammal species. The disease results from the development of Echinococcus granulosis in the body.

CASE REPORT:

We report a new case involving a 58-year old woman hospitalized for a subcutaneous mass in the scalp with no local inflammatory signs. Radiological examination was consistent with a subcutaneous cyst. Complete surgical resection of the mass was performed. Histopathological examination demonstrated hydatid cyst.

DISCUSSION:

Subcutaneous localization of hydatid cyst is uncommon even in endemic zone. Diagnosis is suggested by ultrasonography and confirmed by histology.

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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