A Giant Hepatic Cyst Mimicking Echinococcosis PD07-PD08
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 non-homogenous content.