Primary splenic hydatidosis

Authors

  • Kishor Manandhar Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v5i2.24015

Keywords:

primary splenic hydatidosis, splenic hydatid cyst

Abstract

Hydatid disease is becoming a public health problem in Nepal. Majority of the patients have hydatidosis of liver and lungs. Primary splenic hydatidosis is rare. The clinical presentation of primary splenic hydatidosis is similar to other cystic splenic pathologies. It presents with slow growing, dull aching left upper quadrant abdominal lump. Ultrasonography and computed tomography scans are helpful in diagnosis. We report a 36 years lady with primary splenic hydatidosis, who successfully underwent open en bloc resection of hydatid cyst along with total splenectomy.

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Author Biography

Kishor Manandhar, Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate Professor

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Published

2018-12-30

How to Cite

Manandhar, K. (2018). Primary splenic hydatidosis. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 5(2), 70–73. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v5i2.24015

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General Section: Case Reports