DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20170675

Bone hydatid disease of distal femur and diaphysis of tibia: report of two cases with review of literature

Ramesh Kumar, Chandrashekhar M. Badole, Girish Mote, Gajanan D. Chintawar

Abstract


Cystic echinococcus or hydatidosis is a parasitic infection of humans and animals. In this we are reporting 2 cases. one is hydatid disease at distal femur left side and other patient having hydatid disease at shaft tibia rt side. both cases investigated and definitive surgery was done as arthrodesis with long tibio-femoral nail for distal femoral hydatidosis and curettage for tibial hydatidosis. Both patient given albendazole and followed up. in recent follow-up both cases do not have signs of recurrence. hence case report of these two cases is discussed along with review of literature.


Keywords


Arthrodesis, Curettage, Hydatid disease, Long bones

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