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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-179

Pelvic hydatid disease mimicking ovarian cyst

1 Department of Surgery, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

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Kedar S Shahi
Department of Surgery, Government Medical College, Haldwani - 263 139, Nainital, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.170803

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Hydatid disease is an anthropozoonosis. Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus in tropical countries. Humans are accidental intermediate hosts of Echinococcus. Liver is the most commonly involved organ (59-75%) followed by the lung (27%), kidney (03%), and musculoskeletal system (1-4%); any organ of the body may be affected but pelvic hydatid cyst is rarely reported. Preoperative diagnosis can be established by imaging studies such as ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Serology for Echinococcus is also helpful in the diagnosis. However, diagnosis of pelvic hydatid cyst in females is possible only after operation. Preoperative anthelmintic therapy followed by surgery is the preferred treatment for hydatid cyst. Here, a case is presented of pelvic hydatid in a young female who presented with recurrent episodes of urinary retention, along with a hypogastric lump that is an unusual presentation.

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