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Hydatid cyst of the tibia.

Authors
  • Madiwale, C
  • Shenoy, A
  • Joshi, A
  • Vora, I
  • Hemmadi, S S
  • Bhosale, P B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of postgraduate medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
38
Issue
4
Identifiers
PMID: 1307592
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of hydatid cyst of the tibia, which manifested as a pathologic fracture is being reported. Pain and swelling of left lower limb with inability to bear the weight were the main features. Tender swelling was also noted at the upper and middle third of tibia. Open biopsy revealed the hydatid cyst wall and scolices of Echinococcus granulosus. Albendazole treatment was followed by curettage and bone grafting.

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