Primary Pancreatic Echinococcosis: A Rare Cause of Pancreatic Cyst

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Rahul Khullar
Hirdaya Nag
Sundeep Saluja

Abstract

Introduction: Primary Hydatid cyst of pancreas is a rare entity even in endemic countries. These cases usually present with non specific symptoms such as pain abdomen, vomiting or feeling of vague lump in abdomen.

Presentation of Case: A 55 year old lady presented to GI surgery department, GB Pant institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER), India with complaints of lump in abdomen and pain abdomen which was evaluated with imaging studies (Computed tomography scan Abdomen and Magnetic resonance imaging Abdomen). Initially considered as cystic lesion pancreas, Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) confirmed diagnosis of Hydatid cyst and patient underwent open deroofing and drainage of cyst with uneventful post operative period.

Keywords:
Abdominal lump, pancreatic echinococcosis, magnetic resonance, hydatid cyst, endoscopic ultrasound.

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Khullar, R., Nag, H., & Saluja, S. (2019). Primary Pancreatic Echinococcosis: A Rare Cause of Pancreatic Cyst. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 39(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijtdh/2019/v39i130198
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Case Study

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