1887
Volume 2016, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Hydatid disease caused by is endemic in many regions of the world. The major primary site for the disease in adults is the liver and the secondary site are the lungs. Secondary peritoneal cysts are relatively common and expected to occur after rupture of the primary hepatic hydatid cyst. Primary peritoneal hydatid cyst disease without any other organ involvement has been previously reported, and yet it is still considered rare even in endemic areas. A case of a large primary peritoneal hydatid multicystic lesion without other organ involvement in a 25-year-old girl seen at the gastrointestinal outpatient clinic in the University of Kalamoon Medical City is presented and discussed. The disease was very extensive but surgical intervention was refused due to the patient being a young unmarried female. The patient was treated and observed over a period of ten months. She responded very well to medical treatment with albendazole. The case emphasizes the importance of hydatid disease being included in the differential diagnosis of any cyst in the abdominal cavity for patients living or coming from an area of endemic hydatid disease even without liver or lung involvement. This also goes to show that it can respond to medical treatment, which becomes even more valuable in conditions where surgical intervention might not be an option.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.5339/qmj.2016.13
2017-04-21
2019-12-08
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/qmj/2016/2/qmj.2016.13.html?itemId=/content/journals/10.5339/qmj.2016.13&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Veltchev LM. Recurrent hydatid cysts – report of 9 cases. J of IMAB Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers). 2007; 13:, book 1:134–136.
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Sayek I, Tirnaksiz MB, Dogan R. Cystic hydatid disease: Current trends in diagnosis and management. Surg Today. 2004; 34:12:987996.
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Araj GF, Mourad Y. Hydatid disease: The Lebanese contribution. J Med Liban. 2014 Oct–Nov; 62:4:217226.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Gandhiraman K, Balakrishnan R, Ramamoorthy R, Rajeshwari R. Primary peritoneal hydatid cyst presenting as ovarian cyst torsion: A rare case report. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015; 9:8:QD07QD08.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Erikci V, Hos¸gör M, Aksoy N. Primary abdominal wall hydatid cyst: A case report. Turk J Pediatr. 2014; 56:2:183185.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Hegde N, Hiremath B. Primary peritoneal hydatidosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Aug 2; 2013:.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Pedrosa I, Saíz A, Arrazola J, Ferreirós J, Pedrosa CS. Hydatid disease: Radiologic and pathologic features and complications. Radiographics. 2000; 20:3:795817.
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Singh RK. A case of disseminated abdominal hydatidosis. J Assoc Physicians India. 2008; 56::55.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Manes E, Santucci A. Echinococcosis: Intramuscular localization. Chir Organi Mov. 1990; 75::189196.
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Pandya JS, Bhambare MR, Waghmare SB, Patel AR. Primary hydatid cyst of peritoneum presented as abdominal lump: A rare presentation. Clin Case Rep. 2015; 3:5:331332.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.5339/qmj.2016.13
Loading
/content/journals/10.5339/qmj.2016.13
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): Echinococcus granulosus , peritoneal and primary hydatid cyst
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error