EJMCR. 2020; 4(4): 145-148

Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess

Authors: Lajpat Rai, Rubab Nafees Ahmed, Mujeeb Rehman Abbasi, Hina Khan, Syeda Zoha Abbas.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hydatid disease is a zoonotic infection caused by a parasitic infestation by a tapeworm, Echinococcus, most commonly involving the liver and lungs. Subcutaneous site involvement is rare and has been reported in 1.6% of cases till date. Case presentation: We present a 45-year-old male with a swelling in the right axillary region for years with a recent increase in size and association with fever and pain. The patient was diagnosed as hydatid cyst intraoperatively treated with complete surgical excision and standard medical therapy with an anthelmintic drug, albendazole. Conclusion: Hydatid cyst should be considered as a differential diagnosis in subcutaneous cysts to avoid rupture, subsequent anaphylactic reactions, and recurrence.

Keywords:
Hydatid cyst disease, Echinococcosis, Echinococcus granulosus, axillary abscess, subcutaneous localization


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Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess


Authors
Lajpat Rai
Post Graduate Trainee of Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
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Rubab Nafees Ahmed
Post Graduate Trainee of Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
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Mujeeb Rehman Abbasi
Professor of Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
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Hina Khan
Senior Registrar of Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
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Syeda Zoha Abbas
Post Graduate Trainee of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
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Correspondence to:
. Lajpat Rai, Post Graduate Trainee of Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Surgical Unit III, Dr Ruth K.M. Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.; rathoddlajpat@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 06 Mar 2020
Accepted 23 Apr 2020
Published online 16 May 2020
Published in print 24 May 2020

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Rai L, Ahmed RN, Abbasi MR, Khan H, Abbas SZ. Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess. EJMCR. 2020; 4(4): 145-148. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


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Rai L, Ahmed RN, Abbasi MR, Khan H, Abbas SZ. Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=91023 [Access: July 11, 2020]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


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Rai L, Ahmed RN, Abbasi MR, Khan H, Abbas SZ. Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess. EJMCR. 2020; 4(4): 145-148. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


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Rai L, Ahmed RN, Abbasi MR, Khan H, Abbas SZ. Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess. EJMCR. (2020), [cited July 11, 2020]; 4(4): 145-148. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


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Rai, L., Ahmed, . R. N., Abbasi, . M. R., Khan, . H. & Abbas, . S. Z. (2020) Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess. EJMCR, 4 (4), 145-148. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


Turabian Style

Rai, Lajpat, Rubab Nafees Ahmed, Mujeeb Rehman Abbasi, Hina Khan, and Syeda Zoha Abbas. 2020. Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (4), 145-148. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


Chicago Style

Rai, Lajpat, Rubab Nafees Ahmed, Mujeeb Rehman Abbasi, Hina Khan, and Syeda Zoha Abbas. "Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 145-148. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Rai, Lajpat, Rubab Nafees Ahmed, Mujeeb Rehman Abbasi, Hina Khan, and Syeda Zoha Abbas. "Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.4 (2020), 145-148. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


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Rai, L., Ahmed, . R. N., Abbasi, . M. R., Khan, . H. & Abbas, . S. Z. (2020) Primary hydatid cyst of the axilla presenting as axillary abscess. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (4), 145-148. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1583516292


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