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Trop Parasitol. 2011 Jul;1(2):132-4. doi: 10.4103/2229-5070.86966.

Pedunculated giant hepatic hydatid cyst: Largest ever reported.

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Department of General Surgery, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Hepatic hydatidosis is common in many parts of our country. Largest cyst reported measured 37 × 14.88 × 15.4 cm. We encountered a case of giant hepatic hydatid cyst arising from the left lobe of liver, measuring 45 × 35 × 25 cm. It was completely occupying the peritoneal cavity and had a narrow pedunculated attachment to the liver. This hydatid cyst is larger than the largest reported cyst. Also, a pedunculated hydatid cyst has never been reported. Hence, the report.


Giant; hepatic hydatid cyst; pedunculated

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