Cystic echinococcosis of the thyroid gland in children and adults.

  title={Cystic echinococcosis of the thyroid gland in children and adults.},
  author={Ursula Rauhofer and Gerhard Prager and Marcus Hoermann and H. Auer and Klaus Kaserer and Bruno Niederle},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={13 5},
In humans, cystic echinococcosis is one of the most serious helminthic diseases worldwide. The larval stages (cysts) of Echinococcus granulosus are mainly located in the liver and the lung. Other locations of infection are rare, which may occasionally hinder its diagnosis. A 14-year-old girl from Kosovo presented with a cystic lesion in the left thyroid lobe of 4 years duration. Although two percutaneous punctures had been performed, she developed a recurrence and therefore had to undergo… CONTINUE READING

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