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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, pp. 79-83
Bioline Code: mj15011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, pp. 79-83

 en Chronic Hydatid Cyst in Malaysia: A Rare Occurence
HAYATI, Md Pauzi Suria; EUGENE, Chan Boon Teck; JIN, Bong Jan & ROSE, Isa Mohd


Hydatid cysts are not endemic in Malaysia and are rarely seen. We hereby report a case of hydatid cyst of the liver in a 55-year-old Chinese-Australian lady who presented with a calcified liver cyst and negative hydatid serology. A liver segmentectomy was performed and revealed a well-circumscribed, calcified liver cyst containing only creamy whitish material without the typical daughter cyst. A histological examination revealed different layers of the cyst wall and the presence of loose, calcified scolices without a daughter cyst. The case highlights the importance of considering hydatid cyst in the differential diagnosis of liver cyst even in non-endemic areas, as the ease of travelling and migration allows the condition to be seen outside the endemic region.

hydatid cyst; Malaysia; histology; hepatic echinococcosis

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