Breast hydatid cyst: An unusual breast lump

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  • Göktürk Maralcan Division of Surgical Medical Sciences, Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University
  • Mehmet Coşkun Özsaraç Division of Internal Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University



Breast, lump, hydatid, cyst, unusual


Cystic hydatid disease is caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid disease is endemic in countries where raising sheep and cattle constitutes an important means of livelihood. The most commonly affected organs are the liver and lungs. Involvement of he breast is very rare. A case of isolated hydatid cyst of the breast is presented.


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How to Cite

Maralcan, G., & Özsaraç, M. C. (2015). Breast hydatid cyst: An unusual breast lump. European Journal of Therapeutics, 21(4), 265–267.



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