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Primary Giant Splenic Echinococcal Cyst Treated by Laparoscopy

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dc.contributor.author Arce, Maira A.
dc.contributor.author Limaylla, Himeron
dc.contributor.author Valcarcel, Maria
dc.contributor.author Garcia, Hector H.
dc.contributor.author Santivanez, Saul J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:57:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:57:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5462
dc.description.abstract Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the dog tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Liver and lungs are the most commonly affected organs whereas splenic infection is rarer and its primary involvement occurs in less than 2% of abdominal CE. We report a case of primary giant splenic hydatid cyst in a 75-year-old Peruvian woman that was laparoscopically removed without any complications, perioperative prophylactic chemotherapy with albendazole 400 mg twice a day 5 days before, and 7 days after the surgical procedure was administered, postoperative recovery was uneventful, and; at her 3-month follow-up the patient remains asymptomatic and an abdominal computed tomography scan demonstrated a cystic cavity of 15 cm diameter with no daughter vesicles, neither other abdominal organ involvement. This case is in line with the existing literature on laparoscopical treatment of splenic cystic hydatid disease, suggesting that laparoscopical treatment is a safe and effective approach for large splenic hydatid cysts to be preferred to open surgical techniques. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:0002-9637
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Aged en_US
dc.subject Anthelmintics/therapeutic use en_US
dc.subject Albendazole/therapeutic use en_US
dc.subject Cysts/parasitology en_US
dc.subject Echinococcosis/pathology/surgery en_US
dc.subject Splenic Diseases/parasitology/surgery en_US
dc.title Primary Giant Splenic Echinococcal Cyst Treated by Laparoscopy en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0505
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06 es_PE

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