Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 321-324
Rare Presentation of Recurrent Hydatid Cysts
B. Ananda Rama Rao1, P.Saikumar2, J.srikanth2, Md.Raheem2
1Professor of Surgery, SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India,
2Resident in Surgery, SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India,
Corresponding Author: B. Ananda Rama Rao
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widely endemic helminthic disease caused by infection with larval stage of the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm. Large number of people are affected by CE due to presence E. granulosus on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Upon infection with CE, cyst formation mainly occurs in the liver (70%). The diagnosis of non complicated hepatic hydatid cyst depends on clinical suspicion. They appear in two ways as systemic symptoms, and local symptoms based on the site and organ on which larva settles. Here we discuss three different cases presented with mass per abdomen, abdominal pain, vomiting and fever, diagnosed as hydatid cysts of liver, spleen and pelvis with the help of imaging studies and serology. These patients were managed surgically.
Key words: Echinococcus granulosus, Hydatid cyst, Tapeworm, Serology.