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


  • Ramesh Kumar Department of Orthopaedics, MGIMS, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
  • Chandrashekhar M. Badole Department of Orthopaedics, MGIMS, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
  • Girish Mote Department of Orthopaedics, MGIMS, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
  • Gajanan D. Chintawar Department of Orthopaedics, MGIMS, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India



Arthrodesis, Curettage, Hydatid disease, Long bones


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.


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How to Cite

Kumar, R., Badole, C. M., Mote, G., & Chintawar, G. D. (2017). Bone hydatid disease of distal femur and diaphysis of tibia: report of two cases with review of literature. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 5(3), 1126–1130.



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