Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

What Can Hide a Lumbar Abscess? Unusual Association

Najlae Zaari*

Department of Pediatrics Surgery, Mohammed Premier University, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Najlae Zaari 

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Liver hydatid is a disease parasite infestation caused by the larval stage of genus Echinococcus granulosus. It has a worldwide distribution as a result of more global travel. The liver is the most common site of hydatid disease [1]. We managed a pediatric case that combined two complications at one time. This case reported includes first spontaneous cutaneous fistulization of liver hydatid cysts and secondly in the pleural cavity the diagnosis has been established by the ultrasound imaging of the abdomen and the CT scan. Surgery is required to achieve complete evacuation of the cyst contents and resolution of the residual cavity. This presentation seems rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the fourth case published.


Echinococcus granulosus; Liver hydatid; Spontaneous cutaneous fistulization; Pleural cavity


Zaari N. What Can Hide a Lumbar Abscess? Unusual Association. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1844..

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