Orbital hydatid disease: A case report

Koksal M., Unal M., Gurelik G., Bir F.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.36, no.1, pp.40-43, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1385/ao:36:1:40
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-43
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Orbital hydatid cysts are a rare cause of proptosis and comprise only 1% of all hydatid cysts. We report a 13-year-old boy with orbital hydatid cyst and investigate radiologic, ultrasonographic and clinical aspects of the disease. The cyst was excised totally without rupture through a lateral orbitotomy approach. Hydatid cyst is endemic in some countries and sporadic cases are seen with increasing international travel.