International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Pathology | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023


A Rare Case of Isolated Hydatid Cyst of Breast

Dr. Pratiksha Badapurkar | Dr. Ajay Jungare | Dr. Suwarna Patil | Dr. Dilip Sarate


Abstract: Introduction: Hydatid cyst in the breast is very rare and unusual for its location. Reported incidence of hydatid cyst in the breast is 0.27% in the literature. Objective: Preoperative diagnosis may be performed using fine - needle aspiration cytology, which also minimizes the risk of intraoperative rupture. Case report: We report the case of a 38 - year - old woman who was diagnosed with a hydatid cyst in breast using fine - needle aspiration cytology before surgery. Conclusion: Fine - needle aspiration cytology is an accurate and safe technique that can allow surgery to be avoided, especially in older patients or patients with high surgical risk.


Keywords: Breast lump, FNAC, Hydatid cyst, Echinococcus granulosus


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 1435 - 1437


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