• Zelalem Asefa Addis Ababa University



 Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection caused by the genus Echinococcus. Giant isolated splenic hydatid cyst is a very rare occurrence. In this case report, we present a 26-year-old female with giant splenic hydatid cyst from Yekatit 12 Medical College Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The clinical, imaging and laparotomy findings are discussed. 

Key words: Echinococcus, Splenic hydatid cyst, Splenectomy 



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How to Cite

Asefa, Z. (2017). GIANT ISOLATED SPLENIC HYDATID CYST: A CASE REPORT. Ethiopian Medical Journal, 55(3). Retrieved from



Case Report