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Primary calcified hydatid of spleen: a case report

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Most splenic cysts are parasitic. Hydatid disease, a parasitic disease, is endemic in Kashmir. Splenic involvement alone in hydatid disease is very rare. It may remain asymptomatic or, by causing pressure due to increasing size on adjacent viscera, may become symptomatic. A non specific presentation always makes diagnosis difficult. A case of hydatid spleen in a young boy who presented with abdominal pain is reported. Radiology complemented with serology made the diagnosis. Hydatid disease should be considered as a differential diagnosis in every patient with a calcified cystic mass of the spleen in endemic areas. KEY WORDS: Calcified hydatid; Spleen; Splenic cyst; Case report


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