Uday Singh Raswan1*, Nuzhat Samoon2 and Irfan Bhat2
1Department of Neurosurgery, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, India
2Department of Pathology, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis commonly present with pulmonary and hepatic cysts. Primary spinal muscle cyst is a rare presentation. We report a case of hydatid cyst within paraspinal muscles presenting with cervical mass. The hydatid disease serological test was negative. Neither hepatic nor pulmonary cysts were found. Surgical resection was planned due to provisional diagnosis of muscular cystic neoplasm. During surgery, a cyst containing clear liquid was found. The cyst wall was excised and surgical field was irrigated with hypertonic saline. Postoperative pathological examinations revealed a muscular hydatid cyst.
Hydatid cyst; Cervical; Muscle
Raswan US, Samoon N, Bhat I. Primary Cervical Muscular Hydatid Cyst: A Rare Case and Review of Literature. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1603.