Acute pancreatitis due to pancreatic hydatid cyst: a case report and review of the literature.
ABSTRACT: Hydatid disease is a major health problem worldwide. Primary hydatid disease of the pancreas is very rare and acute pancreatitis secondary to hydatid cyst has rarely been reported. We report the case of a 38-year-old man who presented acute pancreatitis. A diagnosis of hydatid cyst of the pancreas, measuring 10 cm, was established by abdominal computed tomography before surgery. The treatment consisted of a distal pancreatectomy. The postoperative period was uneventful. Additionally, a review of the literature regarding case reports of acute pancreatitis due to pancreatic hydatid cyst is presented.
Department of Surgery 'A', La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SourceWorld journal of emergency surgery : WJES 7:1 2012 pg 7
Pub Type(s)Journal Article