MEDLINE Journals

    Hydatid cyst of the uterus.

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

    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.

    Abdominal Pain
    Echinococcosis, Hepatic
    Tomography, X-Ray Computed
    Uterine Diseases


    Pub Type(s)
    Case Reports Journal Article
    PubMed ID


    Content Manager
    Related Content

    Uterine hydatid cyst.

    Primary uterine hydatid cyst: a case report.

    Primary hydatidosis of female genital tract: a case report.

    Prevesical hydatid cyst: an exceptional occurrence.

    Primary hydatid cyst of the pancreas.

    Primary pelvic hydatid cyst.

    [Uncommon abdominal sites of hydatid disease. Our experience with the surgical treatment of 15 cases].

    [Cystic echinococcosis in humans: our clinic experience].