Case Report
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World J Hepatol. Mar 27, 2019; 11(3): 318-329
Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.318
Intraperitoneal rupture of the hydatid cyst: Four case reports and literature review
Sami Akbulut, Fatih Ozdemir
Sami Akbulut, Fatih Ozdemir, Department of Surgery and Liver Transplant Institute, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya 44280, Turkey
Author contributions: Akbulut S designed the report; Akbulut S and Ozdemir F collected the clinical data; Akbulut S and Ozdemir F analyzed the data and wrote the paper.
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Corresponding author: Sami Akbulut, MD, Associate Professor, FACS, Department of Surgery and Liver Transplant Institute, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig Yolu 10. Km, Malatya 44280, Turkey.
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Received: November 29, 2018
Peer-review started: November 30, 2018
First decision: December 17, 2018
Revised: January 19, 2019
Accepted: January 29, 2019
Article in press: January 30, 2019
Published online: March 27, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Spontaneous or traumatic intraperitoneal hydatid cyst rupture is a rare but life-threatening complication. Therefore, hydatid cyst rupture should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients who have sudden onset abdominal pain and allergic reactions like urticaria, especially those in regions endemic to the disease. Deteriorated hemodynamic parameters due to anaphylactic reactions should be corrected quickly with subsequent emergent surgery for a life-saving procedure. Herein, we aimed to present the management algorithm of four patients diagnosed with intraperitoneal hydatid cyst rupture.