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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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MORAES, Mário A.P. et al. Polycystic hydatidosis: casual finding of calcified hydatid cyst simulating mesenteric neoplasm. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.4, pp. 519-521. ISSN 1678-9849.

A case of abdominal hydatidosis, without hepatic involvement, in a patient from the State of Acre is reported. The hydatid, already in degeneration and partially calcified, was discovered incidentally by a radiologic examination of the vertebral column, carried out for evaluating the state of an intervertebral disk prolapse. Although the images suggested a mesenteric tumor, attached to the intestinal wall, the finding of rostellar hooklets in the dense contents of the cyst, after surgical removal, revealed the parasitic nature of the lesion.

Keywords : Neotropical echinococcosis; Polycystic hydatidosis; Echinococcus vogeli; Calcified hydatid cyst.

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