Case Report

Synchronous Gallstone And Hydatid Cyst: Which Procedure?


  • Orhan Gözeneli
  • Alpaslan Terzi
  • Yusuf Yücel
  • Ahmet Şeker

Received Date: 24.11.2014 Accepted Date: 24.04.2015 IMJ 2015;16(2):83-85

Hydatid cyst disease continues to be a problem in developing countries. They are divided into different types according to the Gharbi classification. Percutaneous or surgical treatment can be applied according to their anatomic location and types. Furthermore, laparoscopy is a technique of minimally invasive surgery. PAIR (Percutaneus aspiration, Irrigation, Reaspiration) should perform to some cysts if there has been an experienced radiologist. If stones in gallbladder and hydatid cysts in the liver are detected and there is no experienced radiologist, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and percutaneous drainage should be performed in the same session. In this method, an external used veress needle was used for aspirating the cyst content, and povidone-iodine was administered as a proto-scholastic agent. No problem was observed at the patient’s follow-ups, and the patient was discharged.

Keywords: Laparoscopic, gallstone, hydatid cyst, percutaneous