Current Thoracic Surgery 2021 , Vol 6 , Issue 3
An inappropriate localization of a zoonotic disease: infraclavicular, infrapectoral hydatic cycst
Funda Cansun1,Canberk Heskiloğlu2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sanliurfa Medical Practice and Research Center, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Medical Practice and Research Center, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2021.0023 Viewed : 203 - Downloaded : 81 Hydatid cyst is a zoonotic disease that is common worldwide. Turkey is an endemic region for hydatid cyst due to the widespread farming and animal husbandry. Echinococcus granulosus is the most common infestation species in humans, and humans are the incidental intermediate host. The cyst formed by this zoonotic cause is expected to be localized in either lungs or the liver, depending on the part of the life cycle in humans. Soft tissue or intramuscular presence of the cyst is rare. Herein, we present a hydatid cyst case with an unusual localization. Keywords : hydatid cyst, parasitosis, thorax, surgical treatment, echinococcoses