Hydatid Cyst in the Back Muscles: A Rare Presentation

Najeeb S. Jabbo

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2003 Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 107-109
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة


Hydatid cyst is endemic in animal breeding area. Local reports from Iraq indicates that its prevalence in the central and southern zones. It usually affects the liver followed by the lungs. Reports of rare infection of different organs in the body are presented in the literature. In this report, we present a young lady with a hydatid cyst excised from the back muscles. Investigations proved that this was the only cyst. We believe that this is a rare occurrence.