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March 12, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(11):294. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391360014002

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Hydatid Cyst of the Scrotum.  —A case of hydatid of the scrotum came under the care of Mr. Philip E. Muskett in the Sydney Hospital during the course of last summer, and as this is an example of a very rare condition a brief note will be of interest. The patient, aged 25, had been in Australia since he was 3 years old, and in a sheep district where the water was very bad for four years before the swelling appeared; this was first noticed eight years before he came under treatment. During that time it had been tapped twice, and on the second occasion also injected with iodine. When admitted to the hospital " there was an intra-scrotal tumor, about the size of a large emu egg, on the right side. It was smooth in outline and its general contour nearly oval. The tumor was tense and dull on percussion,

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