DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20162760

Isolated cystic renal echinococcosis: a rare case report

Tarun Chaudhary, Manoj Biswas, Ankur Mittal, Rajeev Sarpal, Shikhar Agrawal, Nadia Shirazi

Abstract


Hydatid cyst of the kidney is one of the rare condition caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. The incidence of renal involvement is about 2% of all hydatid disease in humans and isolated renal involvement is extremely rare. Hydatid disease is frequent in endemic regions and sheep farming areas. Here, a case of 21 year old female with isolated primary hydatid cyst of the kidney is presented, that was evaluated clinically and investigated by x-ray, abdominal ultrasonography, intravenous urography and finally confirmed by histopathology. No complications occurred at peroperative and postoperative periods. The patients were given 3 cycles of Albendazole (10 mg/kg in two divided doses), each for a period of four weeks followed by a 2 week’s rest. The patients are under strict follow-up and no recurrence has been documented yet.


Keywords


Hydatid disease, Nephrectomy, Pyonephrosis

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