Journal title : Pan African Medical Journal
Publisher : Pan African Medical Journal
Online ISSN : 1937-8688
Journal volume : 36
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Hydatid disease or hydatidosis is a worldwide zoonosis disease caused by the tapeworm of Echinococcus granulosus and still widely endemic in Tunisia especially in rural areas where the sheep-dog cycle is dominant. It is an important public health problem in the pediatric age group causing significant morbidity and mortality. We report a case of primary hydatid cyst of the small intestine in a child and we want to highlight the difficulty that we meet in the diagnosis despite the contribution of imaging.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2020.36.83.22815