Epigastric mass due to a hydatid cyst of the pancreas. A case report and review of the literature
Seyed Reza Moosavi
Houman Khajouei Kermany
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Context: Primary hydatid, disease of the pancreas is very rare. Case report: We report the case of a 30-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain and an epigastric mass. A diagnosis of a pancreatic cyst was established by ultrasonography and CT scan before surgery. The treatment consisted of the resection of the protruding dome with a cystogastrostomy. The recovery was uneventful and the patient has remained symptom free so far. Conclusions: Hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cystic masses in the pancreas, especially in the geographical regions where the disease is endemic.