Hydatid Cyst in Femur: A Rare Case Report

  • Shweta Chaturvedi Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
  • Shubha Gupta Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
  • Mansi Faujdar Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
  • Gajendra Gupta Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
  • Jaimini Patel Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
  • Vishal Khandelwal JLN Medical College
Keywords: Echinococcus, Hydatid Cyst, Osseous hydatidosis, Femur


Hydatid cyst is caused by the larva of Echinococcus granulosus. Its usual occurrence is in liver and lungs. Osseous hydatidosis is a rare event and is often a diagnostic challenge to the clinician. We report a case of 18 year old boy who presented with complaints of pain over left hip for past one year and subsequently whose MRI was done which suggested it the lesion to be either due to giant cell tumour or chondroblastoma. On the contrary, histopathological examination of the lesion stated it to be osseous hydatid cyst.

Author Biographies

Shweta Chaturvedi, Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
DNB Pathology
Shubha Gupta, Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
Mansi Faujdar, Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
Gajendra Gupta, Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
Jaimini Patel, Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
Vishal Khandelwal, JLN Medical College


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