Echinococcosis may be localized anywhere in the body, but the breast is a rare location. In 1923, Escudero1 made a complete review of the publications of cases echinococcosis of the breast, and since then few cases have been reported. Roldán2 reported 1 case; Bussalay,3 1; Pasman and Mosto,4 1; Chifflet and Ardao,5 2, and Charlone and Sacco-Ferraro,6 1. Canavero7 published the report of a case of echinococcosis alveolaris of the breast.
The diagnosis of echinococcosis was made before operation in a few cases; commonly the diagnosis was made after operation. When Casoni's test of the skin and the Ghedini complement fixation test are positive and eosinophilia is present or when a puncture of the tumor gives clear fluid, the diagnosis of echinococcosis is easily made. Until now there has been no information about roentgen diagnosis of echinococcosis of the breast.
REPORT OF CASE
TAIANA JA, STARACE CJ. ECHINOCOCCOSIS OF THE BREASTREPORT OF A CASE. Arch Surg. 1942;44(4):760-763. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210220163010