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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 583294, 6 pages
Case Report

Abdominal Wall Hydatid Cyst: Case Report and Review of Literature

1Department of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore 560002, India
2Vijay Doctors Colony, Konanakunte Bangalore, Karnataka, Bangalore 560062, India

Received 8 May 2012; Accepted 29 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Cho and K. Okuda

Copyright © 2012 V. Abhishek 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.


A 60-year-old woman presented with a swelling in right paraumbilical region of one-year duration. Examination revealed a painless cystic swelling 15 × 10 cm with cough impulse. Ultrasound and CECT abdomen showed a subcutaneous cystic swelling with intramuscular extension. No other intraabdominal cystic lesions were found. Surgical exploration showed a cystic lesion adherent to peritoneum without any intraperitoneal extension. Cyst was carefully excised without any spillage. Gross specimen on opening showed multiple daughter cysts consistent with hydatid cyst, confirming the diagnosis of solitary abdominal wall hydatid cyst.