Background: The occurrence of a primary intramuscular infestation of Echinococcus granulosus is extremely rare. Case: A 70-year-old woman with primary skeletal muscle hydatidosis initially presented with a soft tissue mass. Clinical and radiologic examination revealed a huge cystic mass in the right quadriceps muscle without any visceral organ involvement. Since the differential diagnosis included a soft tissue tumor, fine needle aspiration cytology was performed, and a diagnosis of hydatid disease was made. Conclusion: This very rare case of primary intramuscular infestation of E granulosus was clinically misdiagnosed as a soft tissue tumor. Hydatid disease, albeit rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a soft tissue mass.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Aspiration biopsy, fine-needle
- Echinococcus granulosus
- Soft tissue neoplasms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology