SAİM TÜRKOĞLU, ABDURRAHMAN EKİCİ, LEYLA TURGUT ÇOBAN, İLYAS DÜNDAR, OZAN OKYAY, ESRA GÜRBÜZ
Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi -
Cystic echinococcosis is a common parasitic infestation that can still cause serious complications in endemic areas. Intrabiliary rupture is a well-defined complication, but rupture into the gallbladder is rare. The disease may present with cholecystitis and cholangitis. Clinicians and radiologists working in the emergency room will find the management of the disease much easier if they become familiar with the clinical and radiological findings of the cyst. In this article, a 28-year-old male admitted to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain who was examined for suspected acute cholecystitis and diagnosed with a rupture of the hydatid intra/extrahepatic bile ducts and gallbladder is presented. Our aim is to present the clinical findings and surgical images of the case (ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) and compare them with the literature.