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    Hydatid cyst of the uterus.

    Authors
    Başgül A, Kavak ZN, Gökaslan H, et al. 
    Source
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2002; 10(2) :67-70.
    Abstract

    Hydatidosis is a common zoonosis that affects a large number of humans and animals, especially in poorly developed countries. The infesting parasite has four forms named Echinococcus granulosis, E. multilocularis, E. vogeli and E. oligarthrus (very rare in humans). The most frequently involved organs are liver followed by the lung. The involvement of the genital tract is rare and the occurrence in the uterus is an extreme rarity. We report a case of hydatid cyst in the uterus.A 70-year-old female with a history of hydatid cysts of the liver, was admitted to hospital after complaining of low abdominal pains. On physical and gynecological examinations, no pathological finding was detected. However, the uterus was significantly large for a postmenopausal patient. Transvaginal sonography (TS) revealed a cystic mass in the uterus with a size of 7 x 6 cm. After further examinations a subtotal hysterectomy was performed. Microscopic examination showed scolices of Echinococcus granulosis.Hydatid cysts in the genital tract are rare and the occurrence in the uterus is an extreme rarity. Differentiation between hydatid cyst and malignant disease of the related organ is difficult. To avoid misdiagnosis, a careful examination of pelvic masses should be carried out in endemic areas for detection of hydatid cysts.

    Mesh
    Abdominal Pain
    Aged
    Echinococcosis
    Echinococcosis, Hepatic
    Female
    Humans
    Hysterectomy
    Tomography, X-Ray Computed
    Ultrasonography
    Uterine Diseases
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Case Reports Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    12530482

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