A Hydatid Cyst of the Appendix which Mimicked a Tubo-ovarian Mass: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Dr. Deepti Agarwal,
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Bhagat Phool Singh GMC for Women, Khanpur, Sonepat, Haryana, India.
Hydatid disease, an endemic in the cattle grazing areas, particularly in the Asian region, is a parasitic infection which is caused by the cestode tapeworm, Echinoccocus granulosus. There is involvement of the intraâ€“abdominal organs apart from the liver, in 10-15% of the cases. We are reporting a case, wherein the appendix was involved with this parasitosis and we have discussed the review of the literature regarding the diagnostic, surgical and the newer percutaneous approaches for the management of this disease.