Primary mesenteric hydatid cyst
- 1Department of Surgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
- 2Department of Anaesthesia, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
- Correspondence to Dr Jitendra Kumar Kushwaha,
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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