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Primary Cystic Echinococcosis in Psoas Muscle [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2015; 37(1): 39-42 | DOI: 10.5152/etd.2015.7832

Primary Cystic Echinococcosis in Psoas Muscle

Ibrahim Karaman, Ibrahim Halil Kafadar, Murat Kahraman, Mehmet Halıcı
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus has been endemic in many parts of the world and involvement of the liver is the most frequently seen form. However, primary musculoskeletal involvement is rare. The radical treatment is surgical resection followed by anthelmintic medical therapy. In this study, a case of a 38-year-old woman with rare localization of CE in the psoas muscle at the proximal thigh is presented.

Keywords: Psoas muscle, cystic echinococcosis, echinococcus granulosus

Ibrahim Karaman, Ibrahim Halil Kafadar, Murat Kahraman, Mehmet Halıcı. Primary Cystic Echinococcosis in Psoas Muscle. Erciyes Med J. 2015; 37(1): 39-42

Corresponding Author: Ibrahim Karaman, Türkiye
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