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An Uncommon Cause of Soft Tissue Mass of the Extremities, Report of 2 Cases and Review of Literature of Cystic Echinococcosis

Elisabeth Goldenitsch*, Felix Machacek and Peter Ritschl

Department of Orthopaedic, Orthopedic Hospital, Gersthof Vienna, Austria

*Corresponding Author:
Elisabeth Goldenitsch
Department of Orthopaedic, Orthopedic Hospital
Gersthof Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 / 47 611-4421
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 19, 2016; Accepted date: May 27, 2016; Published date: June 03, 2016

Citation: Goldenitsch E, Machacek F, Ritschl P (2016) An Uncommon Cause of Soft Tissue Mass of the Extremities, Report of 2 Cases and Review of Literature of Cystic Echinococcosis. Primary Health Care 6:225. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000225

Copyright: © 2016 Goldenitsch E, et al. 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.



Cystic echinococcosis or hydatid disease is a rare zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus. The most frequently affected organs are the lung and liver, whereas solitary involvement of muscles and skin (2,2%) or bone (0,6%) is very uncommon. We report two cases of solitary hydatid disease of the extremities mimicking soft tissue sarcoma of the gluteal region in case 1 and infection of the lateral thigh involving the greater trochanter in case 2. Both patients were treated successfully by surgical intervention and perioperative anthelmintic drugs. Solitary hydatid disease adds to the broad spectrum of differential diagnoses in examining soft tissue masses


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