Primary Splenic Hydatid: A Case Report
Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection caused mainly by Echinococcus granulosus and is a common entity in this part of the world . However, primary hydatid disease of spleen is a rare entity. We are reporting a case of a massive primary splenic hydatid cyst in a 27 yr old female, who presented with left upper quadrant swelling and pain. USG disclosed a large hydatid cyst and the CT scan confirmed the diagnosis. IgM Elisa for hydatid serology was strongly positive. An elective open splenectomy was performed, with an uneventful post operative recovery.