Hydatid Cyst of the Knee: A Case Report

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Hossein Ghanaati 1 , * , Mehdi Mohammadifar 2 , Mahsa Ghajarzadeh 2 , Kavous Firouznia 2 , Marzieh Motevalli 2 , Amir Hossein Jalali 2

1 Department of Radiology, Medical Imaging Center, Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Research Center (ADIR), Imam Khomeini Hospital,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, ghanaati@yahoo.com, Iran

2 Department of Radiology, Medical Imaging Center, Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Research Center (ADIR), Imam Khomeini Hospital,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Ghanaati H, Mohammadifar M, Ghajarzadeh M, Firouznia K, Motevalli M, et al. Hydatid Cyst of the Knee: A Case Report, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 8(3):170-172. doi: 10.5812/kmp.iranjradiol.17351065.3162.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 8 (3); 170-172
Published Online: November 25, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: July 3, 2010
Accepted: August 1, 2011
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Abstract

Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection which occurs in specific geographical areas such as the Mediterranean region. We report a case of hydatid cyst of the knee in a 34-year-old man who was admitted with inability to walk and a painful knee. He had a past history of liver infection nine years ago. Laboratory findings were negative. According to the high prevalence of hydatid disease in Iran, it should be considered as a differential diagnosis of Baker’s cyst, synovial cyst and lipoma.


  • Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
    Hydatid disease should be considered as a differential diagnosis of Baker’s cyst, synovial cyst and lipoma in Iranian patients.
  • Please cite this paper as:
    Ghanaati H, Mohammadifar M, Ghajarzadeh M, Firouznia K, Motevalli M, Jalali AH. Hydatid Cyst of the Knee: A Case Report. Iran J Radiol. 2011; 8(3):170-2. DOI: 10.5812/kmp.iranjradiol.17351065.3162

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Keywords

Knee Echinococcus Infection

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