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Year : 2018 | Month : June | Volume : 12 | Issue : 6 | Page : PD07 - PD08

A Giant Hepatic Cyst Mimicking Echinococcosis

Leszek Sulkowski, Maciej Matyja, Artur Pasternak

1. Doctor, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Regional Specialist Hospital, Czstochowa, Silesia, Poland. 2. Doctor, Department of Endsocopic, Metabolic and Soft Tissue Tumour Surger, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Maopolska, Poland. 3. Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Maopolska, Poland.

Correspondence Address :
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


Cystectomy, Parasite, Surgery, Zoonosis

How to cite this article :

Leszek Sulkowski, Maciej Matyja, Artur Pasternak. A GIANT HEPATIC CYST MIMICKING ECHINOCOCCOSIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 June [cited: 2018 Jun 23 ]; 12:PD07-PD08. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/36194.11675

Date of Submission: Feb 28, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Apr 17, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 11, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2018


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