Management of a pterygopalatine fossa hydatid cyst


Yumusakhuylu A. C. , Yilmaz A. S. , Devecioglu I., Oysu Ç.

AURIS NASUS LARYNX, cilt.39, sa.5, ss.537-539, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.anl.2011.08.009
  • Dergi Adı: AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.537-539

Özet

Hydatid cyst disease is a rare parasitic infestation caused by larvae of Echinococcus granulosus. Although larval stage of this parasite can thrive in any part of the body, especially lungs and liver; head and neck involvement is rare. Pterygopalatine fossa involvement is reported in two cases in the literature. In this report we represent a case with solitary, secondary pterygopalatine fossa hydatid cyst extending in to the maxillary sinus, orbita, sphenoid sinus and skull base. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.