ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Hydatid cyst located in subcutaneous thoracal tissue: a case report
Kubilay Öcalan1, Candemir Köseoğlu2, Hıdır Esme1, Okan Solak1
1Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Afyonkarahisar
2Uşak Devlet Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Uşak
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.067
Hydatid cyst disease is an endemic disease in our country and is generally located in the liver and the lungs. Soft tissue, intramuscular, and subcutaneous location is rare. In this article, we report a subcutaneous right thorax hydatid cyst case without any other primary disease. The cyst was extirpated. The cyst was opened outside the operation area and its germinal membrane was observed, and hydatid cyst disease was diagnosed with histopathological examination. As the hydatid cyst is endemic in our country, it should be considered, especially in the diagnosis of soft tissue masses.
Keywords : Hydatid cyst; intramuscular; subcutaneous
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