Hydatid disease in a thyroglossal cyst

Ugras S., Demirtas I., Akdeniz H., Kutluhan A., Akpolat N., Karakok M.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.97, no.6, pp.306-307, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-307


The location of hydatid disease in organs other than the liver and lung is unusual and occasionally producing difficulties in diagnosis. Thyroglossal cyst itself is not so common, so that more careful search of thyroglossal cyst for the presence of scolex and/or laminated membrane may result in increase in frequency of such a condition in the area where hydatid disease is prevailed. Since we were unable to find a case of hydatid disease involving thyroglossal cyst, as in our present case, we feel justified in reporting this case, considering it would be the first publication in world literature.