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A New Approach for Treatment of Bone Hydatid Cyst Disease: A Case Report of Primer Femur Hydatid Cyst



Hydatidosis is a tapeworm infection caused by the Echinococcus species. Involvement of the long tubular bones is rare in hydatid bone disease. Skeletal hydatidoses occurs in 0.5–2% cases. Bone hydatidosis with long bone involvement of the femur (16%) seen less commonly. The cysts occasionally lie dormant in the body for up to 20 years without producing clinical signs or symptoms.

15 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2016


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