Case Report

Isolated Hydatid Cyst of the Spleen: A Case Report - Case Report

  • Zafer Cenk Koyuncu
  • Mikail Çakır
  • Hasan Lice
  • İshak Sefa Tüzün

Med Bull Haseki 2010;48(1):41-43

Cystic hydatid disease is an important public health problem in some countries including Turkey. It is localized in liver and lungs in most of the cases, but also can be observed everywhere in the body. Isolated splenic involvement is rare. In this report, a case of isolated splenic hydatid cyst was evaluated; diagnosis and treatment options were reviewed. A 55-year-old man, presented with left upper quadrant pain. Physical examination revealed no specific signs or symptoms. The patient was referred from urology department with abdominal CT. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography demonstrated a cystic mass in spleen. Splenectomy was performed and the patient was discharged from the hospital without problem. Splenomegaly is the most important physical examination finding in isolated splenic hydatid cyst. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography are valuable diagnostic tools. Splenectomy is the standard treatment modality, but laparoscopic splenectomy, conservative surgical procedures or modalities can be used in suitable patients.

Keywords: Hydatid cyst, spleen, diagnosis, treatment

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