An unusual case of orbital hydatid cyst: a surgical emergency.

Case report


Zaidi M.

Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital, Tripoli, Libya.

Ann Plast Surg. 1999 Mar;42(3):327-9.


A rare case of a 19-year-old man with an orbital hydatid cyst is presented. The lesion caused rapid deterioration of vision and was not responsive to the systemic use of mebendazole. It was treated successfully with emergency surgery. Early detection, surgical excision, and the systemic use of albendazole are suggested for the treatment of orbital hydatid cysts.

Keywords: orbital hydatid cyst,Echinococcosis,Echinococcus granulosus