Percutaneous treatment of a parotid gland hydatid cyst: a possible alternative to surgery

Akhan O., Ensari S., Ozmen M.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, vol.12, no.3, pp.597-599, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003300100972
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.597-599
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Although the most involved organs are liver and lung, hydatid cysts are very rarely seen in the head and neck region. Only a few cases with hydatid cyst in parotid gland have been reported in the literature. We present the findings of 18 months of follow-up of a case with a hydatid cyst in parotid gland treated percutaneously by using PAIR technique. To our knowledge, this is the first case of parotid gland hydatid cyst who underwent percutaneous treatment. Percutaneous treatment of parotid hydatid cyst seems to be a safe and effective procedure as a possible alternative to surgery.