Author(s): Kalinova K, Proichev V, Stefanova P, Tokmakova K, Poriazova E
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Abstract Hydatid disease may develop in almost any part of the body and can be identified with a combination of clinical history, imaging findings, and serologic results; however, the diagnosis of bone hydatidosis is primarily based on radiographic findings. Bone hydatid disease is often asymptomatic, and its diagnosis is usually made at an advanced stage when lesions have become extensive. We present a case of a 45-year-old woman who was admitted to the University Hospital, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria complaining of pain in her left tibia. Radiographs revealed an oval cyst with a diameter of 3.5 cm, located in the diaphyseal part of the tibia. The cyst was excised, and no recurrence was observed on follow-up. Functional outcome was excellent.
This article was published in J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)
and referenced in Primary Healthcare: Open Access