ISSN 1306-0015 | E-ISSN 1308-6278
Case Report
Unusual localisation and coincidence of primary hydatid cyst: a case report
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey  
2 Department of Pediatrics, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey  
3 Department of Pathology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey  
4 Department of Radiology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey  
Turk Pediatri Ars ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/TurkPediatriArs.2018.6200
Key Words: Acute abdomen, appendicitis, hydatid cyst, retrovesical region
Abstract

Hydatid cysts are zoonotic parasitic infections caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Although witnessed in all bodily parts, the first and most important locations for this parasite are the liver and lungs. Unusually,  hydatid cysts are rarely located in pelvic region.  The majority of such cysts generally develop as secondary to spontaneous rupture of a hepatic hydatic cyst or due to surgical inoculation. Incidentally diagnosed in a patient admitted with the picture of acute abdomen, a case of primary hydatid cyst located in retrovesical region, an uncommon localization for hydatid cysts is presented this report. In cases admitted with the complaint of abdominal pain in endemic region, and in those that are suspected to have exactly unidentified cystic lesion, unusual localisation of primary hydatid cyst should be considered.

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