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Isolated giant splenic hydatid cyst - a case report

Authors:Hakeem A, Mehmood A, Qadri A.
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(4): 2669-2670  |  PDF File

Abstract

Hydatid disease is caused by the Cestode Echinococcus Granulosus. Liver and Lungs are the most common sites of involvement in adults. Splenic involvement is rare and accounts for 0.9%-8.0% of all Hydatid disease. Here an 8 year old male presented with mass in the upper abdomen which on Radiology was Suggestive of Simple Cyst Spleen. Splenectomy specimen showed features of Hydatid Disease. Thus involvement of spleen in Hydatid disease is rare and isolated Splenic involvement is even less common. To conclude we reported an Isolated Giant Splenic Hydatid Cyst in an 8 year old Male.