Güzelali Özdemir1, Sinan Zehir1, Buket Özdemir2, Serkan Sipahioğlu3, Utku Severge2

1Şanlıurfa Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye;
2Şanlıurfa Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye
3Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye

Keywords: Deltoid muscle; echinococcus granulosus; shoulder.


Hydatid cyst is seen an endemic disease in many countries in the world. Cysts arising from Echinococcus granulosis occur most commonly in the liver and secondly in the lungs. Primary cystic involvement in the musculoskeletal system without lung or liver involvement is very rare. Treatment consists of surgical resection. Anthelmintic medication before and after surgery can be used. In this article, we present a very rare case of 29-year-old female with hydatid cyst involving shoulder, starting from subcutaneous tissue and extending up to the deltoid muscle. The patient was managed with surgical resection and anthelmintic drugs.