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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2011, 11(4): 390-394 Back to browse issues page
Splenic Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report
Eiraj Feyzi, Amin Bagheri , Samira Matin
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  Hydatid disease infection in humans is caused by larva of Echinococcus granulosus. Definitive hosts are carnivores such as dogs, while intermediate hosts are herbivores. Humans can also be intermediate hosts. Hydatid disease is clinically related to the presence of cysts, most frequently in the liver and the lungs and less frequently in the other organs such as kidney, spleen, brain, heart and bone. In this article, a case of splenic hydatid cyst is reported. A 50-years-old man was admitted to the clinic with a abdominal pain lasting for two weeks. Sonography and computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a splenic cyst. Cyst was removed by a surgery. The diagnosis of a hydatid cyst was confirmed by histopathology.

Keywords: Splenic Hydatid Cyst; Echinococcus Larva; CT Scan
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/04/21 | Accepted: 2011/10/28 | Published: 2011/12/22
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Feyzi E, Bagheri A, Matin S. Splenic Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2011; 11 (4) :390-394
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Volume 11, Issue 4 (winter 2011) Back to browse issues page
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