Primary retroperitoneal hydatid cyst in pancreatic head region



retroperitoneal cyst, Hydatid disease, Echinicoccosis, abdominal mass, cystectomy.


A hydatid cyst in retroperitoneal space is uncommon and one in the pancreatic head region is rare. We hereby report a case of a 20-year-old male presenting with a retroperitoneal hydatid cyst of the pancreatic head region. Investigations revealed no hydatid cysts in other organs of the body. The diagnosis was confirmed at laparotomy and partial pericystectomy was performed. Hydatid cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of retroperitoneal area.------------------


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Karmakar S, Kala S, Karmakar S. Primary retroperitoneal hydatid cyst in pancreatic head region. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2020 Aug. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];4(8):707-9. Available from: