Disseminated hydatid cyst disease; A rare presentation in a tertiary care hospital of Azad Jammu Kashmir

Document Type

Case Report


Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) is one of the many neglected animal-based diseases also called zoonotic, it has been highlighted by the World Health Organization. It is a human and animal health issue in numerous endemic regions around the globe. CE is caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. We will discuss a case of a 36 years old female from a rural area who presented to the emergency department with abdominal distension, fever, and shortness of breath. History revealed that she reared sheep in her village so ELISA for anti-Echinococcus antibodies shows positive titers, and CT scan revealed type IIA and III hydatid cysts in the lungs, chest, liver, spleen, abdomen, and pelvis. An extensive exploratory laparotomy was performed and an effort was made to remove all cysts from the liver, pelvis, spleen, and abdomen. The patient remained in a vegetative state post-operatively on ventilator support. She passed away five days post-surgery. As per author's knowledge, there has not been a similar case reported as yet


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International journal of surgery case reports