n SA Journal of Radiology - Pancreatic hydatid cyst mimicking a choledochal cyst : case report

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Hydatid disease is endemic to South Africa. Radiological findings may help establish the diagnosis and aid preoperative preparation. Unusual locations and atypical imaging appearances may complicate the differential diagnosis. A case of isolated hydatid disease mimicking choledochal cyst is presented. Primary hydatid disease of the pancreas in the paediatric population is rare and this is only the sixth case reported in the English literature. This article highlights the importance of always considering hydatid disease in our patient population whenever a cystic mass of the pancreas is identified.

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