Don't miss it, it might be a hydatid cyst in the gluteus

Hasanoglu I. , AYTEKİN M. N. , Agackiran Y., UĞURLU M., Guner R., TOSUN N.

TROPICAL DOCTOR, vol.47, no.1, pp.63-65, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0049475516651186
  • Title of Journal : TROPICAL DOCTOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-65


Hydatid cyst is one of the five most diagnosed zoonotic diseases in the Mediterranean region. However, intramuscular localisation is very rare. It is reported that muscular involvement constitutes 1-5.4% of all Echinococcus infections. Here we would like to report an unusual case of hydatid cyst in the gluteus muscle, which had been treated with both surgical and medical treatment.