A Pelvic Hydatid Cyst Presenting with Lower Limb Edema

Kalali, Amirmansour and Alavi, Sayed Mohammad and Yosefi, Farid and Nadimi, Mohammad (2010) A Pelvic Hydatid Cyst Presenting with Lower Limb Edema. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 53 (1). pp. 53-56.

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 Hydatid disease is an infection caused by larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus in humans, which are carried as tapeworms by canines. The most frequent organs affected in humans are liver and lungs. We presented a case of pelvic hydatic cyst which is a rare occurrence.  Case report  There was a 75 years old man with a history of admission for left lower limb edema suspected to DVT. The patient was suffering from generalized abdominal pains especially in LLQ. On pelvic ultrasound and CT scan, a cystic mass with internal septation on the left side of pelvis was reported. After surgery, pathology report of removed cyst confirmed the hydatid cyst.  Conclusion  In endemic regions, in patients complaining of lower limb edema and suspected to have DVT, pelvic mass lesions such as hydatic cyst should be born in mind.  Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 18:33
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 18:33
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7513

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