Pseudotumoral Hydatid Cyst: Report of a Case

  title={Pseudotumoral Hydatid Cyst: Report of a Case},
  author={Ioannis E. Petrakis and Evaggelia Grysbolaki and Stefanos Paraskakis and Theodore Lagoudis and Demetrios Filis and George E. Chalkiadakis},
  booktitle={HPB surgery : a world journal of hepatic, pancreatic and biliary surgery},
Hydatidosis due to Echinococcus granulosus is an endemic parasitic zoonosis characterized by worldwide distribution particularly in Mediterranean countries. The most commonly involved anatomical locations are the liver and lung. Occasionally the cyst may progressively increase in size, mimicking gross ascites or intrabdominal tumor. Herein, are reported a case of a 40-year-old patient with a giant exophytically expanded hepatic echinococcus cyst, misdiagnosed as an abdominal malignancy during… CONTINUE READING


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