Objective: To present a case of hydatid disease of the first rib as a rare cause of thoracic outlet syndrome. Clinical Presentation: A 57-year-old female patient who had suffered from pain on the left shoulder radiating to the arm and numbness and weakness on the left arm for 3 months was admitted to our hospital. She had undergone an operation due to a mass lesion of the first rib compressing the thoracic outlet which was detected in the preoperative examinations. During the intraoperative examination it was decided that the lesion was a hydatid cyst and the first rib was totally resected. Conclusion: This report shows that hydatid disease should be taken into consideration amongst the tumoral diseases of the first rib as a very rare cause of thoracic outlet syndrome.

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