Volume 33, Issue 2 (11-2009)                   Research in Medicine 2009, 33(2): 123-125 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahidi Dadras1 M, Gheysari1 M, Rahimi1 H, Lotfi1 S, Sobhiyeh2 M R. Pruritus after abdominal blunt trauma: early presentation of rupture of hydatid cyst. Research in Medicine. 2009; 33 (2) :123-125
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Abstract Background: Hydatid cyst mostly presents solitary cyst in right lobe of liver. It is asymptomatic and patient presents with pressure effects or rupture of cyst. Case Report: We introduce a patient who was referred to the emergency room with history of blunt trauma and symptoms of abdominal pain and generalized severe pruritus without anaphylaxis and urticaria. Explorative laparotomy showed a ruptured hydatid cyst. Albendazole 400 milligram was prescribed twice a day for 4 weeks after operation. The patient discharged with healthy appearance. There was no abnormal findings in further follow-up visits. KEYWORDS: Hydatid cyst, Pruritus, Blunt trama
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Type of Study: Short report | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2009/12/13 | Published: 2009/11/15

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