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Cases Journal

, 2:62

First Online: 18 January 2009Received: 29 October 2008Accepted: 18 January 2009DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-2-62

Cite this article as: Zaidi, S.H. Cases Journal 2009 2: 62. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-62


Hydatid disease is a considerable health problem worldwide. Two case reports of relatively uncommon presentations of the disease are presented.

The first case is that of a 25 years old female from region of Afghanistan that borders Pakistan-s Baluchistan province. She presented with cough, hemoptysis and left hypochondrium pain due to concurrent involvement of the right lung and the spleen due to hydatid disease, whilst sparing the liver.

The second case is that of a 32 years male from the same region of Afghanistan as above. He presented with upper abdominal discomfort, postprandial vomiting and jaundice due to a hydatid cyst involving the head of the pancreas only.

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Author: Syed H Zaidi


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