Primary hydatid disease of the femur: unsuspected and incidental MRI findings with long-term curative results on medical treatment alone

Poyanli A., Akan K., Poyanli O., Sencer S., Sayrak H.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, vol.30, no.11, pp.656-658, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002560100393
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.656-658
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


This report describes the early magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and long-term follow-up results of albendazole treatment in a 16-year-old girl with primary hydatid disease of the femur diagnosed incidentally during the course of a post-traumatic knee infection. As far as we know, this is the first report of the early MRI findings and long-term outcome of medical treatment in primary hydatid disease of the femur in this age group.