Splenic Hydatidosis with Abdominal Pain - A Rare Presentation

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2017,5,1,10-13.
Published:May 2017
Type:Case Study
Author(s) affiliations:

Kafil Akhtar1, Mohd Talha2, Atia Zaka-ur Rab1* and Rana K Sherwani1

1Professor, 2Junior Resident, Department of Pathology and *General Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, A.M.U., Aligarh, INDIA.


Primary extrahepatic hydatid cysts are rare, and primary splenic hydatid cysts even rarer. Splenic hydatidosis constitutes 2% to 3.5% of all hydatid cysts. We report here a case of isolated splenic hydatid cysts in a 23 year old female, who presented with dull dragging pain in the left hypochondrium. Diagnosis was made on ultrasonography and microscopic examination of the laminated hydatid cyst wall and supplemented with positive enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for hydatid antibodies.

On microscopic examination, different sized lymphoid follicles in the splenic pulp with foci of the hydatid cyst wall with the characteristic laminated adventitial layer