Rare Case of Orbital Echinococcosis. A Histopathological Perspective.

  • Nazish Jaffar Jinnah Sindh Medical University
  • Saba Sattar Jinnah Sindh Medical university
  • Noshaba Rahat Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center
  • Sadaf Razzak jinnah Sidh Medical University
  • Syed Mehmood hasan
  • Saadia Akram Jinnah Sindh Medical University
Keywords: Orbital Echinococcosis, Orbital hydatid cyst, hydatid disease, HD histopathology.


Hydatid cyst of orbit is a rare disease constituting less than 1% of prevalence worldwide. It is a parasitic infestation by Ehinococcus granulosus. It is prevalent in various regions of the world including South Asia. We hereby report a case of a 27-year-old male was admitted to the ophthalmology ward of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.  Presenting complaints were painless protrusion of left eye for the last few months progressing with time. After surgical excision the specimen was sent to the Pathology Department, BMSI, JPMC, Karachi, for histopathological evaluation. Gross examination revealed multiple fragments of translucent, pearly-white, glistening thin wall of a cyst measuring 4x 5 cm in aggregate. Histologically features of hydatid cyst were identified with eosinophilic cyst wall, innermost germinal coat, containing attached and separated protoscolices and multiple daughter cysts, surrounded by dense fibrovascular tissue and chronic inflammatory infiltrate.



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Jaffar, N., Sattar, S., Rahat, N., Razzak, S., hasan, S., & Akram, S. (2019). Rare Case of Orbital Echinococcosis. A Histopathological Perspective. Annals of Jinnah Sindh Medical University, 4(2), 89-91. Retrieved from http://www.ajsmu.com/index.php/AJSMU/article/view/39