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:: Volume 14, Issue 2 (Spring 2023) ::
Caspian J Intern Med 2023, 14(2): 386-390 Back to browse issues page
Isolated greater omentum solid mass, a rare manifestation of hydatid disease; A Case Report and Review of Literature
Ali Jangjoo , Sina Norouzi Asl , Yeganeh Azadmanesh , Tooraj Zandbaf
Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran , tooraj.zandbaf@gmail.com
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Background: Echinococcus granulosus causes hydatid disease, which is found in various countries of the world, including Iran. The liver and lungs are prevalent involved structures in hydatid disease. One of the least common sites in hydatid disease seems to be the omentum. Seven cases of mesenteric, diaphragmatic, omental, pelvic, and retroperitoneal hydatid cysts have been reported in Iran within last 20 years. The appearance of hydatid disease as a primary mass in the greater omentum without hepatic involvement is very rare and no similar case was introduced in Iran in our searches.
Case Presentation: Our patient was a 33-year-old woman who underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy due to abdominal pain and an abdominal mass. During laparoscopy, there was a solid mass with a size of about 10 × 5 cm in the greater omentum that was resected. The histopathological examination of the mass showed the hydatid disease.
Conclusion: The hydatid cyst can appear anywhere on the body, and no part of the body is guarded. Since these uncommon locations often cause nonspecific symptoms, the hydatid cyst should be included in the differential diagnosing of omental cysts, particularly in endemic countries like Iran.
Keywords: Hydatid disease, Hydatid Cyst, Echinococcus Granulosus, Greater Omentum, Echinococcosis, Case Report
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2021/10/14 | Accepted: 2022/01/24 | Published: 2023/03/26
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Jangjoo A, Norouzi Asl S, Azadmanesh Y, Zandbaf T. Isolated greater omentum solid mass, a rare manifestation of hydatid disease; A Case Report and Review of Literature. Caspian J Intern Med 2023; 14 (2) :386-390
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