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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-117

Isolated hydatid cyst of spleen with cystocolic fistula: An unusual case


1 Department of General Surgery, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Radiology, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, Karnal, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Kumar Garg
Department of General Surgery, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, Room No. 309, 3rd Floor, OPD Block, Karnal, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_63_17

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Hydatid cyst is a zoonotic disease caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus. Humans are incidental intermediate host. Liver and lungs are most common sites involved in hydatid cyst. Spleen, kidney, central nervous system, thyroid, breast are other rare sites. Here we present a unique case of a 48 yr female having isolated hydatid cyst of spleen, with the cyst having ruptured into the splenic flexure of colon.


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