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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

Retrovesical hydatid cyst presenting with urinary retention and left kidney atrophy

Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Correspondence Address:
Nazih Khater
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.127013

PMID: 24669126

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Background: Hydatid disease of the urinary tract is uncommon, accounting for only 2-3% of cases. There are very few reported cases in the literature of pelvic hydatid cysts causing obstructive uropathy and renal failure. Materials and Methods: We report a case of pelvic hydatid cyst in a patient presenting with urinary retention and secondary complete atrophy of one kidney. Results: The patient was treated with surgical excision of this large retrovesical cyst, along with a simple left nephroureterectomy, with rapid improvement of symptoms. Conclusion: Hydatid disease should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of a cystic mass in any anatomic localization, especially in patients from endemic areas.

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