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UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF A COMMON DISEASE

Mazin A Abdullah --- Noori H Jasim --- Furat Shani

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2006 Volume: 12 Issue: 2 Pages: 100-105
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF A COMMON DISEASEMazin A Abdullah*, Noori H Jasim#, Furat Shani@*CABS, Lecturer, Dept of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Basrah. #FICMS, Lecturer, Dept of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, @CABS, Lecturer, Dept of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of BasrahAbstractThis study aimed to describe the clinical features of acute rupture of hydatid cyst in the peritoneum. We retrospectively studied 7 patients who underwent explorative laparotomy between January 2002 and October 2005, and in whom exploration confirmed the rupture of hydatid cyst in the peritoneum. Rupture was secondary to trauma in 2 patients, and occurred spontaneously in 5 patients.All patients presented with acute peritonitis, and anaphylactic shock developed in 4 patients. One patient died postoperatively. Ultrasonogrophic diagnosis was made in 3 patients. Surgical treatment consisted of the treatment of peritonitis, the ruptured hydatid cyst and evacuation of the free intraperitoneal hydatid fluid. All patients kept on albendazole. Acute rupture of hydatid cyst in the peritoneum should be considered when evaluating acute abdomen in endemic areas.