Splenic Hydatid Cyst- A Case Report TD04-TD07
Junior Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and
Research Institute, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chennai-603108, Tamil Nadu, India.
Although involvement of spleen is rare in cases of hydatid disease, it should always be considered as a differential diagnosis for a cystic lesion in any of the solid organs, abdomen, lung or brain. The current case report is of a 60-year-old female patient who presented to Emergency Department with complaints of left upper quadrant pain which was continuous and dull aching. Ultrasound abdomen revealed a well-defined multicystic lesion with septations in spleen. Computed tomographic examination and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the same and the lesion showed the characteristic T2 hypointense rim, consistent with hydatid disease. Splenectomy was performed for the patient and proved to be splenic hydatid cyst.