Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Isolated Splenic Hydatid Cyst: Why Should it Be Done?

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Ritesh Pathak 1 , Deborshi Sharma 1 , * , Kamal Yadav 1 , Atul Goel 2 , Romesh Lal 1

1 Departments of Surgery, Lady Hardinge and Associated Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

2 Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge and Associated Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

How to Cite: Pathak R, Sharma D, Yadav K, Goel A, Lal R. Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Isolated Splenic Hydatid Cyst: Why Should it Be Done?, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 2(2):154-6.

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Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: 2 (2); 154-6
Published Online: March 29, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 29, 2012
Accepted: July 27, 2012
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Abstract

Background: Hydatid cyst, a zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is the only recognized parasitic cysts of the spleen and is known to be at least twice as common as the non-parasitic variety.

Case Presentation: A 35 year old woman presented with a one-year history of dull pain and a dragging sensation in her left hypochondrium. Ultrasonography revealed a hydatid cyst in the lower part of the spleen. Laparoscopic splenectomy along with hydatid cyst was done. Her post-operative phase was uneventful.

Conclusions: Here, we discuss the pathogenesis of the rare entity of splenic hydatid cysts and the various treatment options available.

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