Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery 2021; 24(3): 165-168  https://doi.org/10.7602/jmis.2021.24.3.165
Laparoscopic management of giant hepatic hydatid cyst in a 12-year-old boy: a case report
Banwari lal Bairwa1, Aashik Kumar Singh2, Shubham Gupta3
1Department of Minimal Access Surgery, MP Birla Hospital and Research Center, Chittorgarh, India
2Department of Radiodiagnosis, MP Birla Hospital and Research Center, Chittorgarh, India
3Department of Medicine, DR. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Kolhapur, India
Correspondence to: Banwari lal Bairwa
Department of Minimal Access Surgery, MP Birla Hospital and Research Center, 18 Udaipur Rd, Maheshpuram, Bapu Nagar Senthri East, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312025, India
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E-mail: drbanwaribairwa@gmail.com
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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5715-062X

Aashik Kumar Singh and Shubham Gupta contributed equally to this study.
Received: June 23, 2021; Revised: September 4, 2021; Accepted: September 6, 2021; Published online: September 15, 2021.
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Abstract
Hydatid disease is a zoonosis caused by a parasite, Echinococcus granulosus, characterized by a cystic lesion in the liver, lung, or (rarely) in other parts of the body. Typical radiological findings make the diagnosis easy and help the surgeons to plan the management of hydatid disease. We report a case of giant hepatic hydatid cyst in a 12-year-old boy who presented with epigastric swelling and pain for 6 months. Contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography findings were highly suggestive of a giant hydatid cyst in the left lateral segment of the liver. Laparoscopic partial pericystectomy was done. The patient was discharged on the fifth postoperative day. The patient took oral albendazole preoperatively and postoperatively. Laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid cysts is safe and effective. Laparoscopic approach is recommended with good technique and controlled suction of cyst content. Surgery combined with oral antihelminthics is the mainstay of treatment for hepatic hydatidosis.
Keywords: Laparoscopy, Hydatid cyst, Liver, Child, Case reports


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