Primary Hydatid Cyst of the Right Maxillary Sinus: A Case Report

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Imam Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

3 3Department of Pathology, Imam Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

4 Department of Neurosurgery, Imam Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

5 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA.

Abstract

Introduction:
A hydatid cyst of the head and neck is a very rare condition, even in areas where Echinococcus infestation is endemic.
 
Case Report:
We report a rare case of primary hydatid cyst of the right maxillary sinus in a 40-year-old man. The initial diagnosis of the presence of a cystic mass was the result of physical examination and computed tomography (CT) scan. We resected the cystic mass using the Caldwell-Luc procedure. A definitive diagnosis was confirmed by postoperative histopathologic examination.
 
Conclusion:
Hydatid cyst of the maxillary sinus is an extremely rare presentation. However, this condition should be considered in differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the maxillary sinus.

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