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Int Urol Nephrol. 2013 Jun;45(3):613-6. doi: 10.1007/s11255-013-0402-6. Epub 2013 Feb 24.

Isolated primary renal echinococcosis: a rare entity.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. savitha@kruthika.com

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  • Int Urol Nephrol. 2013 Jun;45(3):617.


Primary renal echinococcosis, a rare entity in diseases involving the kidney, accounts for 2-3 % of all cases. We present a case of 37-year-old female presenting with pain in the right iliac fossa. Radiologically, both ultrasound abdomen and CECT diagnosed as hydatid cyst, mild to moderate hydronephrosis, proximal hydroureterosis, and a possibility of rupturing into the pelvicalyceal system. Renal sparing surgery is the treatment of choice in most cases (75 %) with nephrectomy being reserved for non-functioning kidney as in our case. Histopathological examination of the nephrectomy specimen confirmed the diagnosis.

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