Treatment of cystic echinococcosis of femur by autogenous bone graft combined with albendazole and cimetidine

  • Nagla Ahmed El-Nabarawy National Egyptian Center of Environmental and Toxicological Research (NECTER), Faculty of Med-icine, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Ahmed Kholeif Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

Abstract

Hydatid disease in long bones is rarely seen and symptoms are always missed. Diagnosis is made only at a late stage because the parasites grow very slowly in bones. We present a case of hydatid cyst in the right femur with a pathological fracture. The condition was treated by resection of the cyst surgically, internal fixation and filling the cavity with autogenous bone graft taken from the ipsilateral iliac crest followed by treatment with albendazole and cimetidine. Periodic follow-up of the patient for one year revealed no abnormalities on radiology and the patient was improved.

Keywords: Albendazole, Echinococcus granu-losus, Cimetidine, Autogenous graft

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2019-01-05
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Nagla Ahmed El-Nabarawy, & Ahmed Kholeif. (2019). Treatment of cystic echinococcosis of femur by autogenous bone graft combined with albendazole and cimetidine. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(1), 27-30. Retrieved from https://www.pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/6
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