A Rare Case of Sublingual Gland Hydatid Cyst

  • Shima Hajibegloo Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Farrokh Heidari Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Amirhossein Yadegar Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Firouzeh Heidari Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ebrahim Karimi Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Keyvan Aghazadeh Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Hydatid cyst, sublingual gland, Case report

Abstract

Background: Hydatid cyst is a zoonotic disease due to the infection with the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus. The liver and lungs (80%) are the main organs involved and rarely head and neck. Case Presentation: A 47-year-old Iranian man presented to our center complaining of sublingual inflammation for 8 months. Sonography revealed a cystic lesion of 4×5×6 cm within the tongue. CT-scan showed a well-defined and hypodense mass in the floor of the mouth. Cyst resection was performed with the probability of ranula. Pathology was suggestive of hydatid cyst. Further workups revealed liver involvement. Therefore, he was treated with albendazole for 2 months. Conclusion: The hydatid cyst in the head and neck is rare and the involvement of sublingual gland is extremely rare. However, in endemic areas, hydatid cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of head and neck masses.

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Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
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Hajibegloo S, Heidari F, Yadegar A, Heidari F, Karimi E, Aghazadeh K. A Rare Case of Sublingual Gland Hydatid Cyst. CRCP. 4(4):115-118.
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