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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1569-1571

Primary hydatid cyst of the left-sided colon presenting with lower gastrointestinal bleeding; an extremely rare location of extrahepatic hydatid disease

Department of General Surgery, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Dr. M T Kafadar
Department of General Surgery, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir - 21280
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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_402_20

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Hydatid cyst is an endemic disease especially in underdeveloped and developing countries, affecting mostly the liver and lungs. However, a wide range of unusual anatomical sites in the abdomen have been reported, including the spleen, pancreas, kidney, and ovaries as well as dissemination within the abdominal and pelvic cavities. The location of hydatid disease in the colon is very infrequent, and very few cases have been presented so far. The hydatid cysts located in other sites are mostly due to rupture or extrusion of primary liver or splenic cysts. In this article, we present a case of primary left-sided colon hydatid cyst, resected laparoscopically with the affected intestinal segment. The diagnosis of hydatid cyst was made by macroscopic and microscopic examinations.

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