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Hydatid cyst of the pancreas: a rare cause of obstructive jaundice

Journal: International Surgery Journal (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 161-163

Keywords : Jaundice; Hydatid cyst; Pancreas;

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We hereby report a rare case of primary pancreatic hydatid cyst. Hydatid cyst of the pancreas is rare and it can present as pancreatitis or obstructive jaundice as well due to compression of bile duct. A 35-year-old male patient presented with complaints of jaundice and itching all over the body of 20 days duration associated with pain. A mass of size 10 cm X 8 cm was palpated in epigastrium region extending onto the right hypochondrium. Radiologically diagnosed as a pseudocyst of the pancreas, which on operation was diagnosed as hydatid cyst.

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