Primary splenic hydatidosis

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

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
Section
General Section: Case Reports