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Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for Primary Pancreatic Hydatid Cyst with Lateral Portal Hypertension: A Case Report

Shahbaz Bashir, Mubashir Ahmad Shah, Irshad Ahmad Kumar, Irfan Nazir Mir

Keywords : Case report, Hydatid cyst, Pancreatic surgery, Portal hypertension

Citation Information : Bashir S, Shah MA, Kumar IA, Mir IN. Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for Primary Pancreatic Hydatid Cyst with Lateral Portal Hypertension: A Case Report. World J Lap Surg 2023; 16 (2):101-104.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1566

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Hydatid cysts of the pancreas are quite uncommon. Even more uncommon are pancreatic hydatid cysts associated with portal hypertension. The illness may manifest either simultaneously with systemic involvement or as an isolated pancreatic involvement. Both of these scenarios are possible. We provide the first instance of a patient who had a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for treatment of a pancreatic hydatid cyst associated with lateral portal hypertension. There were neither complications nor recurrences of the condition. A male patient of 25 years old was brought into our facility complaining of epigastric and back discomfort. The patient's upper abdominal contrast enhanced computed tomography showed a unilocular cystic lesion (10 cm × 9 cm × 7 cm) in the tail of the pancreas, coupled with several collaterals at the splenic hilum, along the greater curvature of the stomach, and at the pylorus. He had a laparoscopic procedure of distal pancreatectomy, along with a splenectomy. His recovery from surgery went well, and a histological analysis revealed a hydatid cyst in both the pancreatic tail and body.

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