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Hydatid cyst HC disease, which is endemic in Turkey, is mainly located in the liver. Cyst ruptureis the most common complication of HC. Ultrasonography US and computerized tomography CTare the main diagnostic modalities for HC disease. Presented herein was a case of an elderly femalepatient who died shortly after presenting to the emergency department with severe abdominalpain. A giant HC was detected on initial evaluation by US. However, the presence of significantamounts of free fluid in the peritoneal space following a CT of the abdomen. The patient dieddespite medical and surgical intervention.

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Primary Hydatid Cyst, Hydatid Cyst Rupture, Acuteabdomen

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Altintop, I. , Yilmaz, M. , Alincak, Z. and Vural, A. 2016 Fatal Rupture of a Giant Hydatid Cyst in an Elderly Patient. Open Journal of Emergency Medicine, 4, 1-5. doi: 10.4236-ojem.2016.41001.





Author: Ismail Altintop*, Mehmet Yilmaz, Zehra Alincak, Abdussamed Vural

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