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Case Report
Giant Isolated Mesenteric Hydatid Cyst Case Report without Organ Involvement
1 Department of Radiology, Girne Military Hospital, Girne, Cyprus  
2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Tatvan Military Hospital, Bitlis, Turkey  
3 Department of General Surgery, Girne Military Hospital, Girne, Cyprus  
4 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Girne Military Hospital, Girne, Cyprus  
5 Department of Pathology, Etimesgut Military Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
6 Department of Microbiology, Girne Military Hospital, Girne, Cyprus  
7 Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Girne Military Hospital, Girne, Cyprus  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 194-196
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2014.3481
Key Words: Mesenterium, hydatid cyst, multiloculated, abdominal

A 21-year-old man presented with a 1-year history of intermittent attacks of abdominal distention and abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasonography (USG) and abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a large multicystic mass. After the operation, histopathological findings revealed a lamellated ectocyst and germinal layer with a thick outer, non-cellular membrane in the wall of the cyst, making a diagnosis of primary hydatid cyst for sure. He was discharged on the 10th postoperative day with albendazole 800 mg/day treatment. Herein, we report an unusual case of an isolated primary hydatid cyst of the mesenterium. As a conclusion, in endemic areas, hydatid cysts should be considered for the diagnosis of a patient with cystic mass lesions. 

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