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2021 May 28

J Med Case Rep



Intrabiliary and abdominal rupture of hepatic hydatid cyst leading to biliary obstruction, cholangitis, pancreatitis, peritonitis and septicemia: a case report.


Aghajanzadeh M, Ashoobi M T, Hemmati H, Samidoust P, Delshad M S E, Pourahmadi Y
J Med Case Rep. 2021 May 28; 15(1):311.
PMID: 34049575.


Hydatid cysts are fluid-filled sacs containing immature forms of parastic tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus. The most prevalent and serious complication of hydatid disease is intrabiliary rupture, also known as cystobiliary fistulae. In this study, a sporadic case of biliary obstruction, cholangitis, and septicemia is described secondary to hydatid cyst rupture into the common bile duct and intraperitoneal cavity.