North American Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 289--291

Isolated type I pelvic cystic echinococcosis mimicking ovarian tumor


Mehmet Vural1, Saban Yalcin2, Sema Yildiz3, Hakan Camuzcuoglu1 
1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2 Department of Anesthesiology & Reanimation, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey
3 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mehmet Vural
Harran Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Yenisehir Kampusu Morfoloji Binasi, 63300, Sanliurfa
Turkey

Context : Cystic echinococcosis is an endemic infestation with unique clinical and laboratory manifestations. Isolated pelvic type 1 cystic echinococcosis is a rare form of the disease with diagnostic pitfalls mainly based on non-diagnostic imaging findings. Case Report : We present an isolated pelvic cystic echinococcosis resembling ovarian tumor which was diagnosed during operation. Conclusions : Characteristic findings of hydatid disease lacks in type 1 and cause diagnostic difficulties. This rare entity should be considered for differential diagnosis due to varied examination findings especially in type 1 cystic echinococcosis.


How to cite this article:
Vural M, Yalcin S, Yildiz S, Camuzcuoglu H. Isolated type I pelvic cystic echinococcosis mimicking ovarian tumor.North Am J Med Sci 2011;3:289-291


How to cite this URL:
Vural M, Yalcin S, Yildiz S, Camuzcuoglu H. Isolated type I pelvic cystic echinococcosis mimicking ovarian tumor. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Feb 17 ];3:289-291
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