Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Fatma Ceren Sarıoğlu1, Yeliz Pekçevik1, Hilal Şahin1, Eyüp Kebapçı2, Emel Özkök3


Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Although the liver and lung are the most common sites of hydatid disease, it can also be seen in other organs due to migration via systemic circulation. Paraspinal lumbar hydatid disease without the involvement of other organs is extremely rare. We aimed to present the imaging and histopathological findings of a case with painful lumbar swelling that was later diagnosed as primary lumbar paraspinal hydatid disease. Hydatid disease should be considered as the differential diagnosis in patients with a lumbar paraspinal mass, particularly that containing multiple well-defined, round, small cysts, and in patients living in or traveling to endemic regions.

Keywords: Hydatid disease, intramuscular, paraspinal muscles, magnetic resonance imaging

Cite this paper as: Sarıoğlu FC, Pekçevik Y, Şahin H, Kebapçı E, Pala E. Primary paraspinal lumbar hydatid disease: a known diagnosis in an unusual localization. Turk J Surg 2018; 34(4): 346-348.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş., E.K., E.E.P.; Design - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş., E.K., E.E.P.; Supervision - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş.; Resource - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş., E.K., E.E.P.; Materials - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş., E.K., E.E.P.; Data Collection and/or Processing - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş.; Literature Search - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş.; Writing Manuscript - F.C.S., Y.P.; Critical Reviews - F.C.S., Y.P., H.Ş., E.K., E.E.P.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.