Hydatid Cyst of the Biceps Femoris Muscle (a Rare Case in Orthopedic Surgery).


A Karimi 1 , * , K Asadi 1 , F Mohseni 2 , M Hossein Akbar 3

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran,

2 General Surgeon, Golsar Hospital, Rasht, Iran,

3 Research Assistant, Heshmat Hospital, Rasht, Iran.

How to Cite: Karimi A, Asadi K, Mohseni F, Hossein Akbar M. Hydatid Cyst of the Biceps Femoris Muscle (a Rare Case in Orthopedic Surgery)., Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(3):150-4.


Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 12 (3); 150-4
Published Online: July 1, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 19, 2010


Abstract: Hydatid cysts are endemic zoonosis in Iran. They may involve various organs of body. Hydatid cyst in musculoskeletal system is rare and constitutes 1% to 4.5% of all cases. Usually, the hydatid cyst in muscle present as a benign soft tissue tumor. The commonest clinical presentation is an asymptomatic slow growing mass. We report this rare case from orthopedic surgery center in a university teaching hospital at North Iran. The literature review and mode of diagnosis has been discussed through this case report.

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