Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2018 | Month : June | Volume : 12 | Issue : 6 | Page : PD07 - PD08

A Giant Hepatic Cyst Mimicking Echinococcosis PD07-PD08

Leszek Sulkowski, Maciej Matyja, Artur Pasternak

Dr. Leszek Sulkowski,
Bialska 104/118, Czestochowa, Silesia, Poland.

Echinococcosis is a life-threatening disease for humans. It occurs all over the world. We report a case of large and complicated
hepatic cyst mimicking the Echinococcosis.
A 68-year-old female was referred with epigastric pain. Physical examination did not reveal any abnormality. A giant hepatic cyst
with a non-homogeneous content was revealed in ultrasound and Computed Tomography (CT). Due to suspicion of Echinococcosis,
she underwent surgery with cystectomy.
A non-parasitic cyst localised in the liver may mimic the parasitic ones, especially when they are complicated with septa and nonhomogenous