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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-137

Hydatid cyst in rectus abdominis muscle in a child: An unusual occurrence

1 Department of General Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, India
2 Department of Radiology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, India
3 Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, India
4 Memorial Nursing Home, Ajha Pur, Burdwan, India
5 Tirupati Diagnostic Centre, Burdwan West Bengal, India

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Chiranjib Nag
Department of General Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, 713101
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.86967

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Hydatid cysts usually involve the liver; extrahepatic localization is reported in 11% of all cases of abdominal hydatid disease. Cyst at unusual localization includes kidney, heart, spleen, pancreas and brain. Isolated involvement of muscle is also rare in children. Here is a case of hydatid cyst in a female child involving the rectus abdominis muscle, which is a very rare presentation. There were no cysts in any other location. Serological tests were negative for cystic echinococcosis. The patient was operated on and the cyst was completely excised. The pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of hydatid cyst.

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