Primary hydatid cyst of intercostal muscles: a rare entity


  • Preeti Malik Pt. B.D. Sharma, Post graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  • Karamveer Singh Department of General Surgery, General Hospital, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Haryana, India



Hydatid cyst, Muscular echinococossis


Usually intramuscular hydatid cysts are secondary, resulting from other areas either spontaneously or after surgery for hydatidosis in other regions. We present an unusual case of a primary hydatid cyst found in left chest wall of a 38-year-old woman, presenting as an enlarging soft tissue lump with pain which was diagnosed intraoperatively.


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