Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy

Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy
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ISSN: 2165-7092

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Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar
Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences New Delhi,

  • Research Article
    Multiple Hydatid Cysts of the Pancreas: A Literature First
    Author(s): Senthil Kumar, Simon Bramhall and Irene ScaleraSenthil Kumar, Simon Bramhall and Irene Scalera

    Context: Pancreatic hydatid disease is rare, occurring in less than 2% of all patients with hydatid disease. Multiple hydatid cysts of the pancreas have not been reported before. Case report: A 63 year old lady presented with chronic epigastric pain without weight loss, vomiting or jaundice. CT scan revealed multiple small cystic pancreatic lesions. There was no extra-pancreatic disease. Endoscopic ultrasound showed 10 cysts distributed throughout the pancreas with the largest being 1.3 cm. The aspirated fluid was mucin free, low in amylase and CEA. FNAC showed refractile structures and membranous remnants consistent with a hydatid cyst. The cyst distribution would have warranted a total pancreatectomy for complete extirpation. As the cysts were uncomplicated and relatively asymptomatic, a conservative non-operative approach was chosen. She has shown symptomatic improvement and.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7092.1000130

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