Hydatid Disease of the Breast: A Case Report

  • Mir Mohsin JN Medical College Hospital, AMU, Aligarh and Government Gousia Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  • Iqbal S. Mir Department of Surgery, Government Gousia Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  • Naveed N. Shah Department of Chest Medicine, JN Medical College Hospital, AMU, Aligarh
  • Saifuddin B. Fakir Department of Surgery, JN Medical College Hospital, AMU, Aligarh
  • Abdul Quadir Department of Surgery, JN Medical College Hospital, AMU, Aligarh
Keywords: Hydatid disease, breast, treatment

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/40-1-5284

Hydatid disease of the breast is rare and may be confused with other cystic lesions. Radiological findings of hydatid disease of the breast are nonspecific. We report a case of a 30-year-old female with a palpable lump in her left breast. An ultrasound examination of the breast revealed a cystic lesion. Excisional biopsy was done, and histopathology confirmed it to be a hydatid cyst.

Published
2008-02-01
Section
Case Reports