Renal hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

Yemenian patient with known hydatid disease, complained from right flank and abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Right upper zone well defined large cyst likely hydatid cyst.

CT

Irregular right renal calcified cyst. An associated surrounding right renal perinephric streaks.

Photo

Photos (intra-operative) of hydatid cysts membrane.

Courtesy of Surgery Department in Al-Salam Hospital Project Sa'ada, Republic of Yemen.  

Case Discussion

Renal hydatid infection is extremely rare and is seen in less than 5% of patients with hydatid disease.

Clinical manifestations are variable, and have polymorph symptomatology which is rarely specific

The irregular right renal calcified cyst was proved incidentally to be a part of hydatid disease.

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Case information

rID: 33685
Case created: 20th Jan 2015
Last edited: 28th Dec 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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