[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Hydatid disease of the breast is rare. However, it might constitute a potentially serious differential diagnosis of a breast lump in areas endemic for this disease. Fine-needle aspiration cytology provides a safe preoperative diagnosis. A case of an isolated breast involvement that was diagnosed during surgery is presented and is followed by a brief discussion on the topic.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 12/1999; 61(5):714-5. · 2.53 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Breast masses secondary to hydatid cyst disease are placed on the differential diagnosis of breast tumors under guidance of the literature. In addition to their characteristic appearance on mammography, many specific parameters for diagnosis are required. In this report, the relation of serum CA 19-9 levels to the primary breast cyst hydatid was evaluated in both preoperative and postoperative periods.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 09/2005; 73(2):368-70. · 2.53 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Hydatid cyst disease can occur in all viscera and soft tissues although the liver and the lungs are the most commonly involved organs. Pancreatic and breast involvement with the disease are extremely rare and the presence of this disease in these organs without any other organ involvement has not been previously reported.
We present herein a patient with isolated pancreatic cyst hydatid treated successfully with complete cyst excision. However, 18 months after the pancreatic surgery, hydatid disease was found in the breast and again the cyst was completely removed. No other organ involvement has been detected during a 2-year follow-up.
Hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cystic masses in all anatomic locations, especially in regions where the disease is endemic. The ideal treatment is the complete excision of the cyst without any spillage.
JOP: Journal of the pancreas 10/2004; 5(5):368-72.
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