Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : .., Vol.: 3, Issue.: 1
ISOLATED SPLENIC HYDATID CYST: CASE REPORT AND DISCUSSION OF TREATMENT OPTIONS
1Department of General Surgery, Bafra Devlet Hastanesi, Bafra/Samsun, Turkey.
Aims: Hydatid cyst, though rarely seen in developed countries, is a common disease in developing countries and usually by require treatment by general surgeons. Furthermore, isolated splenic hydatid cyst is rare even in endemic regions. We aimed to present and discuss a very rare case of splenic hydatid cyst and its treatment options with our case.
Presentation of Case: A 64-year-old female was performed thorax computerized tomography (CT) scan in thoracic/chest/respiratory medicine department and referred to our department following detection of a mass located in middle region of splenium. Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was reported as type 3 hydatid cyst. She was gone total splenectomy.
Discussion: Medical, surgical and percutaneous administration can be used in hydatid cyst treatment. In case of splenic hydatid cyst where conservative treatment modalities fail, surgical treatment methods still preserve their importance in treatment.
Conclusion: Curative treatment of splenic hydatid cyst is medical treatment should be combined with surgical treatment and surgical method should be decided according to patient and cyst properties.
Hydatid cyst; spleen; treatment options.