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KHADEMI B, PEYVANDI A, ALAVI K. HYDATID DISEASE OF THE SUBMANDIBULAR GLAND. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1996; 9 (4) :357-358
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1658-en.html

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Echinococcosis is a tissue infection of the human caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus or E. multilocularis. Hydatid cyst of the head and neck region is uncommon and involvement of the salivary glands, especially the submandibular gland, is very rare. In this article, a case of submandibular gland hydatid cyst is reported in a patient who presented with swelling of this area of 5 months' duration. Examination revealed a soft, nontender, mobile mass measuring 7x5 cm. Chest x-ray and abdominal ultrasonography were normal. Excision of the mass was performed and pathologic examination revealed a hydatid cyst of the submandibular gland.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Otorhinolaryngology