Concurrent hydatidosis of the liver, spleen and breast: A case report

Arianpoor, A. and Motie, M. R. and Telefoni, M. Y. and Amini, E. (2018) Concurrent hydatidosis of the liver, spleen and breast: A case report. Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 13 (6).

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Introduction: Hydatid disease is an infection caused by the larval form of Echinococous granulosus and is endemic in animal husbandry communities. Hydatid disease of the breast is rare and occurs in less than 1 of the cases. In this paper, we presented a known case of hepatic hydatidosis readmitted due to hydatid cyst of the breast. Case Presentation: A 38-year-old woman, a known case of neglected hepatic hydatidosis since eight years ago, presented to our hospital with new onset of abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed signs of hydatid cysts in the liver, spleen, and both breasts. Laparotomy with complete resection of the hydatid cysts in the right lobe of the liver was performed along with cholecystectomy due to the closeness of the cysts to the gallbladder and severe adhesions. The patient also underwent splenectomy and cystectomy of the breasts. Histopathologic report of the resected cysts from the breasts, liver, and spleen confirmed the diagnosis of hydatidosis. The patient was discharged with albendazole (10 mg/kg daily for three weeks) and was advised to come back to the clinic for follow-up evaluations. Conclusions: Although breast hydatidosis is rare, it should be considered as a differential diagnosis of breast lumps presenting in endemic areas and among immigrants from endemic areas. © 2018, Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Motie, M.R.; Department of Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Ahmadabad St., Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast Cyst Echinococcus granulosus Hepatic Echinococcosis Hydatidosis albendazole abdominal pain adhesion adult Article breast hydatid cyst case report clinical article computer assisted tomography cystectomy echography enzyme linked immunosorbent assay female follow up histopathology human human tissue laparotomy liver hydatid cyst mammography serology spleen hydatid cyst splenectomy
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WI Digestive System
WP Gynecology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 09:34
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 09:34

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