Ruptured renal hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


40 Y/O female with left flank pain and haematuria.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Female

Large multiloculated cyst with thick septa and higher internal density is seen at middle and lower pole of the left kidney. There is also hydronephrosis and several small stones on the same side. The right kidney is also involved. No evidence of hydroureter or ureter stones. 

Case Discussion

There is multiloculated cystic lesion with thick septums and higher internal density on the left kidney which resultant hydronephrosis . Urine analysis shows hydaturia which is a pathognomonic sign of renal hydatidosis and results from the rupture of a  hydatid  cyst into the collecting system.

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Case information

rID: 21349
Published: 17th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
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