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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 114-117

A Case Report of Liver and Pancreatic Echinococcal Cysts

1 Department of General Surgery, Kartal Dr Lütfi Kırdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Cukurova University, Balcali Hospital, Adana, Turkey

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Dr. M O Gul
Department of Surgical Oncology, Cukurova University, Balcalı Training and Research Hospital, Adana
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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_500_20

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A 54-year-old female patient with complaints of abdominal pain for 2 months was admitted to the General Surgery clinic of our tertiary care hospital. Abdominal ultrasound (US) and computed tomography revealed cholelithiasis, liver hydatid cyst, and hypodense multicystic mass lesion in the pancreatic body. In the endoscopic US performed, pancreatic hydatid cysts were considered as the pre-diagnosis. Cystotomy and external drainage were performed on the 8-cm cystic lesion in the pancreas head-class junction. Pancreatic hydatid cyst can be rarely seen isolated or can develop synchronously to liver hydatid cyst, and should be kept in mind in a differential diagnosis. If the perioperative diagnosis is confirmed and in case of the absence of a pancreatic ductal fistula, surgical morbidity and mortality can be reduced by applying cystotomy and external drainage procedures.

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