Pelvic bone hydatidosis

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Bone hydatid disease is a rare pathology, characterized by its long clinical latency, the absence of radiological specificity as well as its challenging surgical treatment. We report an observation of pelvic bone hydatidosis in a 28-year-old patient, appearing with pain and stiffness of the hip as well as a degenerative aspect on the coxofemoral joint on X-ray. The treatment consisted of an extensive hemipelvectomy with femoropelvic arthrodesis, completed by medical treatment. The functional result was excellent in spite of a break in the fixation material, which allowed a certain mobility at the proximal end of the femur. Hydatid disease of bone is infiltrating, diffuse, slow, and progressive, all characteristics explaining the often-delayed diagnosis. Medical imaging provides accurate analysis for planning a broad surgical resection. The quality of surgical resection is determined according to the risk of recurrence. Pelvic locations are particularly difficult to treat. After an enlarged and difficult surgical resection, reconstruction remains aleatory and poses many technical problems. © 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.




Gdoura, F., Trigui, M., Zribi, W., Ellouze, Z., Bouzidi, R., Ayedi, K., & Keskes, H. (2010). Pelvic bone hydatidosis. Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research, 96(1), 85–89.

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