Hydatid cyst in unusual location: Pterygopalatine fossa-infratemporal fossa.

@article{ahin2016HydatidCI,
  title={Hydatid cyst in unusual location: Pterygopalatine fossa-infratemporal fossa.},
  author={Bayram Şahin and Şenol Çomoğlu and Beldan Polat and K Ulutas D Deger},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={464-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Hydatid Cyst is a zoonotic infection most commonly caused by larvae of the Echinococcus granulosus. Humans are an accidental intermediate host following ingestion of the larvae. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 16-year-old male patient presenting with a hydatid cyst in the pterygopalatine fossa. There was no pulmonary or hepatic involvement. The definitive therapy comprised excision of the cystic mass and postoperative medical treatment. DISCUSSION Pterygopalatine fossa… CONTINUE READING