J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2020; 46(1): 66~69
Primary hydatid cyst of the pterygomandibular region: an unusual cyst, location and case report
Siji J. Chiramel1, Arjun Gopinath2, Sreejith VP2, Shermil Sayd2
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur,
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy, Kannur, India
Arjun Gopinath
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy, Kannur 670612, India
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E-mail: arjungopinathk@gmail.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0285-6836
Received April 13, 2018; Revised May 22, 2018; Accepted May 22, 2018.; Published online February 29, 2020.
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Hydatid disease is a zoonotic infection in humans. The disease is endemic in some parts of the world, including Africa, Australia, and Asia, where cattle grazing is common; the disease is spread by an enteric route following the consumption of food contaminated with the eggs of the parasite. Failure to identify this parasite results in delayed diagnosis and increased morbidity to the patient. Upon diagnosis, every possible step should be taken, both surgical and medical, to prevent anaphylactic reactions from the cystic fluid. Postsurgical long-term follow up along with periodical ultrasonography of the liver and computed tomography scan of the abdomen is essential to rule out possible recurrence.
Keywords: Zoonotic infection, Hydatid disease, Pterygomandibular cyst

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