Primary Hydatid Disease of Pancreas Mimicldng Cystic Neoplasm
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Primary hydatid disease of the pancreas is very rare. We report a 33-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital with abdominal discomfort due to the pancreatic mass. A diagnosis of a pancreatic cystic mass was established through abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography scan. Hydatid disease as well as a cystic neoplasm of the pancreas were both thought in the differential diagnosis. Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed. The histopathologic evaluation of the specimen revealed a hydatid cyst affecting the tail of the pancreas. Hydatid disease Should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cystic masses of the pancreas, especially in endemic regions.
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