Pancreatic Head Hydatid Cyst Masquerading Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasm in a Young FemaleCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Neeraj Wadhwa,
BA-66, Shalimar Bagh (West), New Delhi-110088, India.
Hydatid Cyst (HC) disease is a zoonotic infection caused by larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. The disease poses an important public health hazard not only because it is endemic to many parts of the world but also because of migration and travel related spread. HC may develop in almost any part of the body, most commonly found in the liver, followed in frequency by the lung, kidney, brain and bone. Involvement of other organs is rare. In this case report, we describe a rare occurrence i.e., primary HC of pancreas along with review of literature and possible differential diagnosis. Pancreatic HC disease may be associated with complications such as jaundice, cholangitis, and pancreatitis which develop as a result of fistulization of the cyst content into pancreato-biliary ducts or external compression of those ducts by the cyst. Pancreatic HC may mimick pseudocyst or cystic neoplasm of pancreas such as cystadenoma, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, cystic islet cell tumour etc.
Computed tomography, Echinococcus, Magnetic resonance imaging, Pancreas, Ultrasound
Neeraj Wadhwa, Udit chauhan, Sachin Agrawal, Neha Nischal, Sunil Kumar Puri. PANCREATIC HEAD HYDATID CYST MASQUERADING CYSTIC PANCREATIC NEOPLASM IN A YOUNG FEMALE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 16 ]; 11:TD01-TD03. Available from
Date of Submission: May 08, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 16, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 18, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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