Gluteal Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report

  • Mirsalim SEYEDSADEGHI Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
  • Jaffar GHOBADI Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
  • Negin HAGHSHENAS Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
  • Afshin HABIBZADEH Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
Gluteal, Hydatid cyst, Iran


Hydatid cyst caused by Echinococcus granulosus usually involves lung and liver but can appear in other organs. We report a 29-yr-old woman presented to Fatemi Hospital, Ardabil, Iran in 2017 with progressive painful swelling of the left gluteus which in imaging showed hydatid cyst. The cyst was successfully en blocked and the patient was discharged on albendazole treatment with no recurrence in the symptoms during the first week, first and second months after surgery follow-up and in the final visit at third months. In the endemic regions, the possibility of hydatid cysts should be considered in differential diagnosis of any cystic mass. 


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How to Cite
SEYEDSADEGHI M, GHOBADI J, HAGHSHENAS N, HABIBZADEH A. Gluteal Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 14(3):487-491.
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