Subcutaneous hydatidic cyst: report of two cases in Huancayo, Peru

Authors

  • Jhosef Franck Quispe Pari Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú, Huancayo, Perú. Hospital Nacional Ramiro Prialé Prialé, Huancayo, Perú. Médico infectólogo
  • Fiorella Loyola Almonacid Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú, Huancayo, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Elirka Mallma Gomez Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú, Huancayo, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Pamela Mallqui Adauto Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú, Huancayo, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Edson Poma Lagos Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú, Huancayo, Perú. médico cirujano oncólogo
  • Jorge Chumbes Perez Hospital Nacional Ramiro Prialé Prialé, Huancayo, Perú Médico infectólogo
  • Raúl Montalvo Universidad Continental, Huancayo, Perú. Médico infectólogo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2018.354.3767

Keywords:

Cystic echinococcosis, Hidatidosis, Subcutaneous tissue, Hydatid cysts

Abstract

Hydatidosis is a zoonotic infection that can invade many organs in the human being. Nevertheless, the subcutaneous tissue is the less affected organ by this disease. When this disease appears, little symptomatology is observed, which causes prolonged periods of disease associated to delayed diagnosis and a poor answer to the antiparasitic therapy. The central mountain range of Peru is the geographical zone with the greatest prevalence, presumably due to the inadequate measures of environmental sanitation, the lack of education and the almost non-existent control measures of the disease. With the aim to discuss the problems related to the subcutaneous location and its probable physiopathology, this study reports two cases of subcutaneous hydatidosis that appeared with tumor lesions with a prolonged evolution and that did not affect the liver or the lungs and which were finally treated by means of surgical removal due to the lack of response to treatment with albendazol.

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Published

2018-12-21

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Quispe Pari JF, Loyola Almonacid F, Mallma Gomez E, Mallqui Adauto P, Poma Lagos E, Chumbes Perez J, et al. Subcutaneous hydatidic cyst: report of two cases in Huancayo, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 21 [cited 2024 May 19];35(4):684-8. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/3767