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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 654282, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/654282
Case Report

“Primary Omental Hydatid Cyst”: A Rare Entity

1Department of G.I Surgery, Jagjivanram Hospital, Maratha Mandir Lane, Mumbai 40008, India
2Department of General Surgery, B.Y.L Nair Hospital, Mumbai 40008, India
3Department of General Surgery, Jagjivanram Hospital, Maratha Mandir Lane, Mumbai 40008, India

Received 30 April 2012; Accepted 30 August 2012

Academic Editors: M. Gorlitzer, O. Olsha, and M. Zafrakas

Copyright © 2012 Shailesh Sable et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hydatid cyst is caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus commonly seen in temperate regions. Primary omental hydatid cyst is rare entity. Diagnosis can be achieved with contrast-enhanced computed tomography of abdomen and pelvis along with serology. Eosinophilia is a strong pointer to hydatid cyst as a differential diagnosis. Open or laparoscopic excision of the cyst along with medical therapy remains the treatment of choice.