An Isolated Splenic Hydatid Cyst
Orange Park Medical Center
cyst hydatid, echinococcosis granulosus, hydatid, hydatid serology, partial splenectomy, splenic cyst
Internal Medicine | Parasitic Diseases
An isolated hydatid cyst of the spleen is a rare presentation of echinococcal diseases, especially in non-endemic areas where it may end up with unnecessary work-up and misdiagnosis. Here, we present the case of a 28-year-old female presenting with generalized abdominal pain, constipation, and early satiety who had a delayed diagnosis of isolated splenic hydatid cyst which was partially treated with albendazole, eventually requiring splenectomy.
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Zahoor H, Sari E, Patel J, Guzman N. An Isolated Splenic Hydatid Cyst. Cureus. 2023;15(3):e36571. doi:10.7759/cureus.36571