Chronic hydatid cyst in Malaysia: A rare occurrence

Suria Hayati Md Pauzi, Chan Boon Teck Eugene, Bong Jan Jin, Isa Mohd Rose

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Hydatid cysts are not endemic in Malaysia and are rarely seen. We hereby report a case of hydatid cyst of the liver in a 55-year-old Chinese-Australian lady who presented with a calcified liver cyst and negative hydatid serology. A liver segmentectomy was performed and revealed a well-circumscribed, calcified liver cyst containing only creamy whitish material without the typical daughter cyst. A histological examination revealed different layers of the cyst wall and the presence of loose, calcified scolices without a daughter cyst. The case highlights the importance of considering hydatid cyst in the differential diagnosis of liver cyst even in non-endemic areas, as the ease of travelling and migration allows the condition to be seen outside the endemic region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Malaysia
Echinococcosis
Cysts
Liver
Segmental Mastectomy
Serology
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Hepatic echinococcosis
  • Histology
  • Hydatid cyst
  • Malaysia

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  • Medicine(all)

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Md Pauzi, S. H., Eugene, C. B. T., Jin, B. J., & Rose, I. M. (2015). Chronic hydatid cyst in Malaysia: A rare occurrence. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 22(1), 79-83.

Chronic hydatid cyst in Malaysia : A rare occurrence. / Md Pauzi, Suria Hayati; Eugene, Chan Boon Teck; Jin, Bong Jan; Rose, Isa Mohd.

In: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, p. 79-83.

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Md Pauzi, SH, Eugene, CBT, Jin, BJ & Rose, IM 2015, 'Chronic hydatid cyst in Malaysia: A rare occurrence', Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 79-83.
Md Pauzi, Suria Hayati ; Eugene, Chan Boon Teck ; Jin, Bong Jan ; Rose, Isa Mohd. / Chronic hydatid cyst in Malaysia : A rare occurrence. In: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 79-83.
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