Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Echinococcosis

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.

Improving the epidemiology, epizootology, and prevention of echinococcosis in Uzbekistan

Sh.M. Rasulov; G.S. Matnazarova; A. Mirtazayev; N.T. Xamzayeva

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3029-3052

Echinococcus (Echinococcus granulosus) is a parasitic disease
that occurs in some mammals and humans, is transmitted orally, infects human
parenchymal organs (liver, lungs, spleen, and various other organs), and is
chronic, causing echinococcal vomiting. The Republic of Uzbekistan is an
endemic area for echinococcosis. According to official data, the damage rate is
6-9 people per 100,000 population. The number of surgeries performed
annually due to echinococcosis ranges from 1,000 to 1,500. The article
provides an analysis of the prevalence of echinococcosis among humans and
animals, the long-term (1994-2019) dynamics of echinococcosis among the
population of the Republic of Uzbekistan, routes of transmission, infectious
factors, epidemiological and epizootiological features.