Laparoscopic Management of Hepatic Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report

Dr Oschen D'souza
2017 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Hydatid disease is quite prevalent in India; common in most of the states, of which Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu predominate. Hydatid disease is mainly caused by infection of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. We present a rare case of left & right hepatic hydatid cyst with transdiaphragmatic communication into the right pleural cavity along with communication with large cyst cavity below the anterior abdominal wall extending till the urinary bladder at infra-umblical region & a separate
more » ... ion & a separate cyst at the splenic hilum. The anatomic location of the lesions are more important than any other peculiarity when laparoscopic management is used. The aim of this report is to discuss the effects and feasibility of laparoscopic treatment of left & right hepatic hydatid cyst. The procedure is feasible and safe, offering all the advantages of laparoscopic surgery.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v5i12.98 fatcat:i5oh6zji4jdlbeexoujdef36mq