Hepatic hydatid cyst with acute pancreatitis


The patient presented acutely with severe epigastric pain. Serum lipase was high. Hepatic cystectomy was done later that confirmed hydatid ( Echinococcal) cyst of the liver

Acute pancreatitis secondary to a hepatic hydatid cyst occasionally occurs, caused by communication of the cyst to the biliary system with subsequent irritation and inflammation 1