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Cirugía paraguaya

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LURASCHI CENTURION, Víctor; RODRIGUEZ SOSA, Roberto; FIGUEREDO MARIN, Belinda  and  AMARILLA ORTIZ, Elva. Primary splenic hydatid cyst. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2013, vol.37, n.1, pp.38-39. ISSN 2307-0420.

SUMMARY Hydatid disease is a parasitic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus, and its larval form is the most common causative agent. It is a public health problem in countries involved in livestock production, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Peru. Hydatid cyst in humans is usually located in liver (60-75%) and lung (15-30%), involvement in 5-10% is synchronous, in the remaining 10% have been reported other locations: mediastinum, bone, brain, kidney, pancreas, soft tissue. Splenic hydatid disease is rare and its incidence is about 2-3,5% according to different authors. This paper reports a case of splenic hydatidosis in Luque’s Regional Hospital.

Keywords : Hydatid cyst; Echinococcus granulosus; Splenic hydatid; Splenectomy.

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