Hydatid cyst in the spleen: A rare presentation

Patanvadia, D. V.; Kruwala, Y. A.; Lakhani, S.; Date, V.; Lakhani, J.
April 2011
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p192
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 35-year-old male patient accidentally detected with echinococcosis of the spleen. The patient presented with blunt abdominal trauma after a cow fell on him. The case was described as rare due to the accidental detection of a splenic hydatid cyst as a result of the abdominal trauma. A descriptive glimpse of human echinococcosis, which is a zoonotic infection caused by the tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus, is provided.


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