Hydatid cyst disease is an important public health problem in some
countries including Turkey. Hydatid disease is most commonly seen in
the liver and lungs, but rarely in the spleen, kidney, pancreas, ovaries
and abdominopelvic cavity. In this report, a 29-year-old women with
a isolated splenic hydatid cyst who underwent laparoscopic splenectomy
is presented. Laparoscopic splenectomy remains the treatment
of choice because it demonstrates low morbidity and mortality rates.