Original Article
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Oct 27, 2014; 6(10): 190-200
Published online Oct 27, 2014. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v6.i10.190
Hydatid cyst of the pancreas: Report of an undiagnosed case of pancreatic hydatid cyst and brief literature review
Sami Akbulut, Ridvan Yavuz, Nilgun Sogutcu, Bulent Kaya, Sinan Hatipoglu, Ayhan Senol, Firat Demircan
Sami Akbulut, Ridvan Yavuz, Firat Demircan, Department of Surgery, Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir 21400, Turkey
Nilgun Sogutcu, Department of Pathology, Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir 21400, Turkey
Bulent Kaya, Department of Surgery, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul 34303, Turkey
Sinan Hatipoglu, Department of Surgery, Adiyaman University Faculty of Medicine, Adiyaman 02040, Turkey
Ayhan Senol, Department of Radiology, Ergani State Hospital, Diyarbakir 21950, Turkey
Author contributions: Akbulut S, Kaya B and Hatipolgu S designed the report; Akbulut S and Yavuz R were the attending doctors for the patients; Akbulut S, Yavuz R and Demircan F performed the surgical operation; Akbulut S organized the report and wrote the paper; Senol A provided the radiological information; Sogutcu N provided the histopathological information.
Correspondence to: Sami Akbulut, MD, FICS, FACS, Department of Surgery, Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, Uckuyular Mevki, Kayapinar, Diyarbakir 21400, Turkey. akbulutsami@gmail.com
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Received: May 14, 2014
Revised: July 16, 2014
Accepted: September 17, 2014
Published online: October 27, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Hydatid disease is a zoonotic disease caused by the Echinococcus parasite, which belongs to the Taeniidae family of the Cestode class. Although hydatid cysts can be found in almost any tissue or organ of the human body, the liver, lung, spleen, and kidney are the most commonly affected. Pancreatic hydatid cyst (PHC) disease is rare, even in regions where hydatidosis is endemic. Yet, PHC disease is associated with severe complications, such as jaundice, cholangitis, and pancreatitis. These complications often develop as a result of fistulization of the cyst content into pancreato-biliary ducts or external compression of those ducts by the cyst.