A Giant Hepatic Cyst Mimicking EchinococcosisCorrespondence 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
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
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
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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