BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.03.2012.5996
  • Rare disease

Primary mesenteric hydatid cyst

  1. Surender Kumar1
  1. 1Department of Surgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
  2. 2Department of Anaesthesia, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jitendra Kumar Kushwaha, dr.jkkushwaha{at}


Hydatid disease mostly caused by Echinococcus granulosus is a common parasitic infestation of the liver. Most common sites are liver (70%) and lungs (25%). Intraperitoneal hydatid cyst is found in 13% and it is usually secondary to rupture of primary hepatic cyst. Primary intraperitoeal hydatid cyst is rare (2%). Primary hydatid cyst in mesentery is very rare. In this article, the author presents a case of primary mesenteric hydatid cyst with chronic pain in lower abdomen.


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