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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 244-245

Fibular hydatid cyst


1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kashani Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Shahrekord University of Medical sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
2 Department of Parasitology, Kashani Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Shahrekord University of Medical sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.33692

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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.


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