Hydatid Cyst of Thyroid: A Case Report

authors:

avatar Esmaeel Hajinasrollah 1 , * , avatar Sarmad Motevali 1 , avatar Hossein Ali Sharifian 2

Department of Surgery, Loqman Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, IR Iran
Department of ENT, Loqman Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, IR Iran

how to cite: Hajinasrollah E, Motevali S, Sharifian H A. Hydatid Cyst of Thyroid: A Case Report. Arch Clin Infect Dis.2(3): 155-7.

Abstract

Background:

Primary hydatidosis located in the thyroid is an infrequent finding; even in endemic regions, however, a few cases of secondary hydatid cyst of thyroid have been reported in literatures.

Patient:

A 17-year old female was admitted with history of a slow growing painless thyroid nodule for the last two years. Pre-operative investigations, including thyroid scanning and aspiration of the nodule, did not help in establishing the diagnosis that was later confirmed by histological examination. Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed a hydatid cyst with daughter cyst.

Conclusion:

In endemic areas such as Iran, any growing mass or tumor should arouse suspicion of hydatid disease.

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