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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

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1994 - Vol.21

Vol.21 No.01

Case Report(症例報告)

(0045 - 0050)

Echinococcosis in the Sternoclavicular Joint

Yasuhiro SAITOH, Kazumasa HAYASAKA, Masayuki MINETA, Keiji ARAKAWA, Tamio ABURANO

Department of Medical Radiology, Asahikawa Medical College

キーワード : Ultrasonography, Echinococcosis, Sternoclavicular joint

Hydatid bone disease is very rare, accounting for only 0.5%-4% of all the cases of hydatidosis. Moreover, bone hydatidosis is difficult to diagnose correctly using preoperative imaging methods. Recently, we used ultrasonography to evaluate one patient with hydatid disease in the sternoclavicular joint, which was infected by the larvae of Echinococcus multilocularis. The main ultrasonographic findings were as follows: multilocular cystic formation, calcification, and bone destruction. We think that ultrasonography is one of the useful diagnostic aids for cases having osseous lesions.