Isolated Massive Splenic Hydatidosis

Case report


Jahnavi N Bhaktarahalli ; Abdurrahman Furarah; Anuj Mishra and Ehtuish F Ehtuish

1-Department of Virology, Tripoli Medical Centre.
2-Department of Radiology, National Organ Transplant Program, Tripoli Central Hospital.
3-Department of Surgery, University of AlFateh, Tripoli Central Hospital.
Tripoli- Libya

JMJ Vol. 6, No. 2 (2006): 154-155


Hydatid disease or echinococcosis is fairly common worldwide and is endemic along the Mediterranean. It is still a serious health problem in Libya, where it is endemic. It commonly involves the liver and lungs. We report an unusual presentation of this common disease. The interest of this case lies in its rarity and huge size at presentation.

Keywords: Hydatid disease, Echinococcosis