Document Type : Original Article

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  • Dr. Abdullah Darman Rahimzad

Professor of Ear and Throat, Faculty of Medicine, Balkh University, Afghanistan

Received: March 2022                      Accepted: April 2022                      Published: July 2022

 10.22034/MBT.2022.342419.1014                                                      XML Files



Hydatid disease is considered a parasitic infection caused by the Hydatid worm. Hydatid cyst is taken into account main disease in tropical regions. It mainly occurs in the liver and lungs. The disease has a severe impact on health and the economy in these countries. Hydatid cyst is a chronic disease and may be in different parts of the body. A hydatid cyst in the head and neck are infrequent, but a case report of a hydatid cyst in a 12-year-old boy is presented. Suspiciousness of hydatid cyst in such a rare situation needs to be diagnosed. Hydatid cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of benign lumps in the head and neck area so acute anaphylaxis can be prevented during surgery. To prevent unnecessary biopsies, a timely and accurate diagnosis is essential. This patient was diagnosed with a neck cyst and underwent surgery. A neck hydatid cyst was thereby reported.

Keywords: neck lump, neck hydatid disease, Echinococcus granulosus