An unusual zoonotic parasitic disease causing a breast mass: Breast hydatid cyst

A 68-year-old woman presented with a right breast mass of 6-month duration, which was gradually increasing in size. Physical examination revealed a 10-cm mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast. This mass was firm, oval, non-tender, and free from the skin and underlying tissue. A medio-lateral mammogram revealed a homogeneous, dense, well-circumscribed lesion in the right breast (Figure 1). An axial computed tomography scan of the thorax showed a hypodense, well-defined mass with a capsular wall of 7cm containing endogenous daughter cysts (Figure 2).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Medical Imagery Source Type: research

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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Braz J Biol - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Braz J Biol Source Type: research
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