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Laparoscopic Management of Hydatid Cyst of Spleen: A Rare Case Report

Ashok Kumar, Nishant Malviya

Citation Information : Kumar A, Malviya N. Laparoscopic Management of Hydatid Cyst of Spleen: A Rare Case Report. World J Lap Surg 2021; 14 (1):55-57.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1437

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim: Aim of reporting this case is to show the feasibility and outcomes of laparoscopic splenectomy in hydatid disease of spleen. Background: Hydatid cyst is a zoonotic disease and it can affect humans. It can involve any organ; liver is the most common organ to involve, and in rare cases spleen could also be involved. Isolated splenic involvement is even rarer. Management is splenectomy. Laparoscopic splenectomy is feasible if uncontrolled spill is avoidable. Here we are presenting a case of laparoscopic splenectomy in an isolated splenic hydatid cyst. Case description: A 41 years old lady presented with left upper abdominal Pain for six months. There was no chest or other abdominal complaints. Examination revealed a palpable spleen. Ultrasonography abdomen, contrast-enhanced computed tomography, and hydatid serology help to diagnose splenic hydatid, cystic echinococcosis type. Vaccination and perioperative albendazole were administered. She underwent laparoscopic splenectomy. Standard steps were followed to prevent spillage. The specimen was delivered through Pfannenstiel incision. Cut-section demonstrated hydatid membranes. Conclusion: Isolated splenic hydatid is rare and rarely managed laparoscopically. It should be practiced when expertise available. Clinical significance: Rare entity of isolated splenic hydatid cyst could be treated by laparoscopic method without causing any perioperative spill or complications and preserve all benefits of laparoscopic surgery in presence of expertise.

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