Unusual location of primary hydatid cyst: Soft tissue mass in the parapharyngeal region
Hydatid cyst is a cyclozoonotic infection caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid cyst in the head and neck region is very rare, even in countries where echinococcus infestation is endemic. We report the case of a 17-year-old male patient presenting with a hydatid cyst in the parapharyngeal and neck region. There was no pulmonary or hepatic involvement. The definitive therapy comprised excision of the cystic mass and postoperative medical treatment. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Deglutition, Deglutition disorders, Dysphagia, Hydatid cyst, Parapharyngeal region mass
Karaman, Emin, Mehmet Yilmaz, Mehmet Ada, Ravza S. Yilmaz, and Huseyin Isildak. "Unusual location of primary hydatid cyst: soft tissue mass in the parapharyngeal region." Dysphagia 26, no. 1 (2011): 75-77.