Hydatid Cyst in the head of pancreas causing dorsal pancreatic pseudoagenesis

Posted By Pulkit Maru
Hydatid Cyst in the head of pancreas causing dorsal pancreatic pseudoagenesis

Hydatid cyst in pancreas is uncommon occurrence which is estimated to occur 1 in 340 cases even in endemic areas, representing less than 1% of all human infestation. Clinical symptoms vary according to the location within pancreas, with lesions in head of pancreas presenting with features of obstructive jaundice and larger lesions causing dorsal pancreatic pseudoagenesis. The lesions of body and tail of pancreas are usually asymptomatic. Imaging findings are often similar to commonly encountered cystic lesion of pancreas. We share our experience in a case of pancreatic hydatidosis, masquerading as a cystic neoplasm of the head of pancreas with marked atrophy of dorsal pancreas.

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  • Pulkit Maru 2017-07-31 20:52:46

    The differentials that we considered for this case were as follows-

    Hydatid cyst

    Pseudocyst

    Intraductal papillary neoplasm

    Mucinous cystadenoma

    Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (cystic variant)

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