[Primary pancreatic hydatid cyst resembling a pseudocyst]

Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2011;35(4):214-6. doi: 10.5152/tpd.2011.54.
[Article in Turkish]


Hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease that is commonly seen in certain areas. It may localize in many organs in the body. Pancreas is a rarely involved organ. A 48 years old patient who could not be diagnosed before surgery was then diagnosed with hydatid cyst localized in the uncinate process of the pancreas post-operatively. Albendazole treatment was begun after the operation. No problem was observed in the follow-up ultrasonography. This rare case may be mistaken for cystic malignancies and pseudocysts of pancreas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Albendazole / therapeutic use
  • Animals
  • Anthelmintics / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echinococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Echinococcosis / drug therapy
  • Echinococcosis / surgery
  • Echinococcus / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / parasitology
  • Pancreatic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Pancreatic Diseases / drug therapy
  • Pancreatic Diseases / parasitology*
  • Pancreatic Diseases / surgery
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst / diagnosis*


  • Anthelmintics
  • Albendazole