Hydatid Cyst of the Calf: A Rare Location of Hydatid Disease

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Raja Amri
Mohamed Othmen Chouchene
Romdhane Denguezli
Manel Loukil
Khaled Bouzaidi
Mohamed Ali Sbai


The location of the hydatid cyst in the soft tissues is exceptional. The localization in the leg produces a swamped painful leg which poses a diagnostic problem, particularly with thrombophlebitis of the lower limb. Ultrasound and Doppler Ultrasound allow the differential diagnosis of deep phlebitis, thus avoiding unnecessary and dangerous anticoagulant treatment. We present a case of hydatid cyst of the leg having had surgical treatment and anti-parasitic chemotherapy with good evolution. Hydatidosis remains a real public health problem in Tunisia. The seriousness of this disease is evidenced by its morbidity and, above all, its mortality.

The eradication of hydatid disease depends on a well-conducted and well-organized prophylaxis. Musculoskeletal hydatidosis represents a rare localization of this parasite. Treatment can be medical using anthelmintic drugs. Complete surgical excision is the best surgical option.

Hydatid cyst, soft tissues, calf.

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Amri, R., Chouchene, M. O., Denguezli, R., Loukil, M., Bouzaidi, K., & Sbai, M. A. (2020). Hydatid Cyst of the Calf: A Rare Location of Hydatid Disease. Asian Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 4(3), 8-11. Retrieved from https://journalajorr.com/index.php/AJORR/article/view/30142
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