Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Hydatid disease

Primary Hydatid Cyst of Breast: A Case Report

Dr Munesh Meena; Dr Shreya Jaiswal; Dr Anmol Chaudhary

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 672-674

Hydatid cyst is a disease which is caused by the larval form of Echinococcus granulosus and seen endemically among sheep-raising communities. The larvas penetrate the bowel mucosa and arrive in the liver via the portal vein. Most common sites of cyst formation are liver and lung and 10% in other organs. Hydatid cyst of the breast accounts for 0.27% of all cases only. We report a case of 35 year old female presented to the surgical OPD with complaint of lump in left breast since 5 years, there was no other associated complaint. Fine needle aspiration cytology revealed features of hydatid cyst, the lump was subsequently excised under local anaesthesia.