Unusual reason of a neck mass: Secondary hydatid cyst


AYDIN S., Erdogan B. A., Eken M., Keser S. H., Altintoprak N.

National Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, vol.10, no.3, pp.25-27, 2013 (Scopus) identifier

Abstract

Hydatic cyct is a common parasitic infestation caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. It may affect any organ and tissue in the body, in particular the liver and lung. Hydatid cyst in the head and neck region is very rare, even in countries where echinococcus infestation is endemic. We report the case of a 52-year-old female patient presenting with a hydatid cyst in supraclavicular region with hepatic involvement. The definitive therapy comprised excision of the cystic mass and postoperative medical treatment.