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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 77, Supplement 2, pp 257–260 | Cite as

Splenic Hydatid Cysts: 17 Cases

  • Bunyami OzogulEmail author
  • Abdullah Kisaoglu
  • Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp
  • Gurkan Ozturk
  • Bulent Aydinli
  • Mehmet İlhan Yıldırgan
  • A. Mecit Kantarcı
Original Article

Abstract

Hydatid cyst disease, which is endemically observed and an important health problem in our country, involves the spleen at a frequency ranking third following the liver and the lungs. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy and results of management in splenic hydatid cysts. The demographic data, localization, diagnosis, treatment methods, and the length of postoperative hospital stay of patients with splenic hydatid cysts in a 12-year period were evaluated retrospectively. Seventeen cases were evaluated. Among these, 13 were females and four were males. Seven had solitary splenic involvement, eight had involvement of both the spleen and the liver, and two had multiple organ involvement. Ten had undergone splenectomy, one had undergone distal splenectomy, and the remaining cases had undergone different surgical procedures. The patients had received albendazole treatment in the pre- and postoperative period. One patient had died secondary to hypernatremia on the first postoperative day. The clinical picture in splenic hydatid cysts, which is seen rarely, is usually asymptomatic. The diagnosis is established by ultrasonography and abdominal CT. Although splenectomy is the standard mode of treatment, spleen-preserving methods may be used.

Keywords

Splenic Hydatid cysts Splenectomy 

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© Association of Surgeons of India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bunyami Ozogul
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdullah Kisaoglu
    • 1
  • Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp
    • 1
  • Gurkan Ozturk
    • 1
  • Bulent Aydinli
    • 1
  • Mehmet İlhan Yıldırgan
    • 1
  • A. Mecit Kantarcı
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Faculty of MedicineAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey

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