Case Report: Imaging-Guided Percutaneous Catheterization and Microwave Ablation of a Bone Hydatid Cyst with Soft-Tissue Component

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  • 1 Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
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Cystic echinococcosis (CE) of the bone is a rare disease compared with CE of the viscera, and the most involved bony structures are the spine and the pelvis. Both the diagnosis and the treatment of bone CE are challenging for several reasons. The combination of surgery and antimicrobial therapy is the most common approach, the results are far from adequate. Luckily, percutaneous treatment has appeared on the horizon for bone lesions as a more practical option with fewer drawbacks in light of current reports. This article deals with the successful result of ablation-assisted percutaneous treatment of a bone CE lesion and a soft tissue CE lesion treated by modified catheterization technique in a male patient with left hip pain that was unresponsive to previous surgery for CE.

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Address correspondence to Okan Akhan, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, 06100. E-mail: akhano@tr.net

Authors’ addresses: Okan Akhan, Oguzhan Yildiz, Emre Unal, Adalet Elcin Yildiz, Turkmen Turan Ciftci, and Devrim Akinci, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, E-mails: akhano@tr.net, dr.oguzhanyildiz@gmail.com, emreunal.rad@gmail.com, aelcindr@gmail.com, turkmenciftci@yahoo.com, and akincid@hotmail.com.

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