Bone Hydatidosis of Femur: A Case Report

Volume 6 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2018 | Page  | D Varun, Pavan Kumar H Patil, Praneeth Revuri, N Karthik Mittemari, S Hiranya Kumar

Authors: D Varun [1], Pavan Kumar H Patil [1], Praneeth Revuri [1], N Karthik Mittemari [1], S Hiranya Kumar [1].

[1]Department of Orthopaedics, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Karnataka, Bengaluru

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Pawan Kumar H Patil,
Depatment Of Orthopaedics Vydehi Institute Of Medical Sciences
& Research Centre #82, EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bangalore -560066


Background: Hydatidosis is an infection caused by larval form of Echinococcus Species. It primarily involves the liver and lungs. Primary skeletal involvement is rare. The location of hydatid cysts in the femur is seldom described in the medical literature, and its diagnosis is challenging and often presenting with a pathologic fracture simulating benign bone cystic lesion.
Keywords: Anti-helminthics, curettage, hydatid disease, long bones


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How to Cite this article: Varun D, Patil PK H, Revuri P, Mittemari N K, Hiranya S. Bone Hydatidosis of Femur: A Case Report. J Kar Orth Assoc. Jan – April 2018;6(1):25-29.

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