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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-9

Hepatic hydatid cyst rupturing into sub-diaphragmatic space and pericardial cavity.

Department of Paediatrics, LTM Medical College and LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, India., India

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S R Ahuja
Department of Paediatrics, LTM Medical College and LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, India.
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A ten-year-old male child presented with a large hepatic hydatid cyst which ruptured into the sub-diaphragmatic space and pericardial cavity, giving rise to a pericardial effusion. This communication between the hydatid cyst and the pericardium was documented on computerised tomographic scan of the chest and abdomen. The cyst was aspirated carefully and then enucleated. There was an associated right-sided reactionary pleural effusion. The pericardial effusion and pleural effusion resolved on albendazole therapy and did not require surgical intervention.


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