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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 529
Primary hydatid cysts in the soft tissue

Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Date of Web Publication1-Sep-2014

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Emrah Otan
Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.139906

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Kayaalp C, Otan E. Primary hydatid cysts in the soft tissue. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:529

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Kayaalp C, Otan E. Primary hydatid cysts in the soft tissue. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 26];59:529. Available from:


We read your article about primary hydatid cyst of the soft tissue. [1] Based on our previous observations about the issue [2] we would like to ask two questions in order to comment on and contribute to your work.

Comment: In your paper there exists the statment of "Humans acquire the infection; by ingesting eggs of E. Granulosus in contaminated food result of close contact with dogs and sheep." However, close contact with sheep's does not result in E. granulosis infection.

Contribution: Being aware of the hydatid cyst lesion before the surgical procedure may be useful for the risk of anaphylactoid reaction. On the other hand, there has not been any case report up to date mentioning about anaphylactoid reaction of subcutaneous hydatid cyst during surgical procedure. Most of the case reports state that the hydatid disease diagnosis were made postoperatively. [2] Surgical excision is the most common treatment option. Percutaneous treatment is applied to only two cases in India and the results are yet far away from being clear. [3]

Questions: Were serologic tests performed for the patient before or after the treatment? Were there any morbidity event (allergy, anaphylaxis, etc.) during or after the surgical procedure?

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1.Bansal C, Lal N, Jain RC, Srivastava AN, Fatima U. Primary hydatid cyst in the soft tissue of the face: An exceptional occurrence. Indian J Dermatol 2011;56:768-70.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Kayaalp C, Dirican A, Aydin C. Primary subcutaneous hydatid cysts: A review of 22 cases. Int J Surg 2011;9:117-21.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Gupta R, Mathur SR, Agarwala S, Kaushal S, Srivastav A. Primary soft tissue hydatosis: Aspiration cytological diagnosis in two cases. Diagn Cytopathol 2008;36:884-6.  Back to cited text no. 3


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