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CASE REPORT

Hydatid Cyst of the Maxillary Sinus

Somanath B Megalamani, Deepak Balasubramanium, Surianarayana Gopalakrishnan, Sunil Kumar Saxena

Keywords : Echinococcosis,Maxillary sinus

Citation Information : Megalamani SB, Balasubramanium D, Gopalakrishnan S, Saxena SK. Hydatid Cyst of the Maxillary Sinus. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2011; 4 (2):107-109.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1085

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus. The disease is endemic in the Middle East, the South Asia and South America. The larvae usually cause cystic lesions in the lung and liver. Hydatid cysts are known to affect the head and neck region. The presence of this cyst in the maxillary sinus is extremely rare and should be suspected in cases presenting from endemic countries.


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