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Rare disease
Disseminated intra-abdominal hydatidosis causing acute intestinal obstruction—a rare presentation
  1. Madhu Mati Goel,
  2. Nidhi Verma,
  3. Mala Sagar
  1. Department of Pathology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Nidhi Verma, rubyruby2k4{at}


Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus–a parasitic infestation commonly affecting the liver. Disseminated intra-abdominal hydatid disease may occur following the rupture of the hydatid cyst into the peritoneal cavity causing secondary echinococcosis. We report a very rare case of disseminated hydatidosis involving various abdominal and pelvic organs and causing intestinal obstruction in a female patient. This unusual presentation produced a diagnostic dilemma.

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