Primary Hydatid Cyst of Pancreas - A Rare Case Report
Author Name : Dr. Sonal Gupta, Dr. Bibha Mishra, Dr. A S Puri, Dr. Archana Thakur , Dr Vinita Dogra, Dr Poonam Loomba, Dr Manisha Jain, Dr Aradhana Bhargava
ABSTRACT Cystic echinococcosis (CE) (Hydatid cyst) a zoonotic infection caused by larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus is a major public health problem and often a neglected one. Primary pancreatic involvement is seen in less than 1% of the patients with hydatidosis in endemic countries. We report a case of hydatid cyst of the tail and body of pancreas causing where the preoperative diagnosis was confirmed by direct microscopic examination of hooklets in the cystic fluid. Pancreatic hydatidosis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions in endemic countries.