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Hydatidosis of the complete humerus. Treated with radical resection and endoprosthesis. Case report.

Authors
  • Patino, Juan Martin1
  • Ramos Vertiz, Alejandro José2
  • 1 Departamento de Ortopedia y Traumatologia, Servicio de cirugía de mano y miembro superior, Hospital Militar Central "Cosme Argerich", Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Argentina)
  • 2 Departamento de Ortopedia y Traumatologia, Servicio de cirugía de mano y miembro superior, Hospital Militar Central "Cosme Argerich", Buenos Aires, Argentina. , (Argentina)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
65
Pages
296–300
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.10.083
PMID: 31759302
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hydatid bone disease is caused by the Echinococcus granulosus worm. The location of the disease in the humerus is infrequent. No reports of hydatid disease in the entire humerus have been found in the bibliography. We present one case of primary hydatid bone disease affecting the entire humerus, which was treated with radical resection and total endoprosthesis of the humerus. A 24-year-old patient presented with a diaphyseal humerus fracture. The x-rays and MRI showed an oblique fracture and heterogeneous osteolytic and multiloculated images along the entire humerus. The biopsy resulted in hydatid cysts. Oncological resection of the humerus and total replacement of the same with a non-conventional prosthesis designed for the patient was performed. Total humerus hydatidosis is infrequent, and there is scarce information about its treatment. The local resection plus graft and osteosynthesis conserving the bone has shown complications and recurrences. For healing, a radical procedure is necessary. Although functional results may be limited. Copyright © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

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