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Hydatid Cyst in Femur: A Rare Case Report

Shweta Chaturvedi, Shubha Gupta, Mansi Faujdar, Gajendra Gupta, Jaimini Patel, Vishal Khandelwal


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.


Echinococcus; Hydatid Cyst; Osseous hydatidosis; Femur

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