Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 191--193

Primary hydatid cyst of the pancreas causing obstructive jaundice


Saad R Jai, Khalid El Hattabi, Fatimazahra Bensardi, Farid Chehab, Driss Khaiz, Abdelmajid Bouzidi 
 Department of Surgery III; Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Saad R Jai
4, Rue El Ganzra, Residence El Boustane, Appt. 11. Agdal 10000, Rabat
Morocco

Primary hydatid cyst in the head of pancreas is rare. We report a case of a 26-year-old patient, who presented with obstructive jaundice. The imaging studies, while demonstrating a fusiform dilatation of the common bile duct, was unhelpful in identifying the etiology. A pancreatic head cyst was discovered at the time of surgery. Diagnosis was confirmed by subsequent serology and identification of scolices on microscopic examination. From the reported data, we discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of this rare disease.


How to cite this article:
Jai SR, El Hattabi K, Bensardi F, Chehab F, Khaiz D, Bouzidi A. Primary hydatid cyst of the pancreas causing obstructive jaundice.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2007;13:191-193


How to cite this URL:
Jai SR, El Hattabi K, Bensardi F, Chehab F, Khaiz D, Bouzidi A. Primary hydatid cyst of the pancreas causing obstructive jaundice. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];13:191-193
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