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Hydatid cyst of ovary mimicking ovarian neoplasm with its imprint cytology.
Am J Case Rep. 2012; 13:276-8.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Hydatid disease, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a common parasitic infection of the liver. Disseminated intra-abdominal hydatid disease may occur with the rupture of the hydatid cyst into the peritoneal cavity, producing secondary echinococcosis, but occasional cases of primary peritoneal hydatid disease involving the pelvis have been reported. Occasionally, the cyst does not rupture, but instead enlarges, thus mimicking an ovarian tumour.

CASE REPORT

We present a 30-years-old woman with an intra-abdominal hydatid cyst that had no communication with the liver. It is therefore probably a primary case of ovarian hydatid cyst, which is very rare. An imprint smear was also taken, which revealed scolex with hooklets.

CONCLUSIONS

The incidence of hydatid cyst in the female reproductive system is very low, constituting less than 0.5% of all hydatid cysts. Hence clinicians should consider hydatid cyst among differential diagnosis whenever a cystic pelvic mass is found.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Sagar Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23569548

Citation

Sharma, Abhishek, et al. "Hydatid Cyst of Ovary Mimicking Ovarian Neoplasm With Its Imprint Cytology." The American Journal of Case Reports, vol. 13, 2012, pp. 276-8.
Sharma A, Sengupta P, Mondal S, et al. Hydatid cyst of ovary mimicking ovarian neoplasm with its imprint cytology. Am J Case Rep. 2012;13:276-8.
Sharma, A., Sengupta, P., Mondal, S., & Raychaudhuri, G. (2012). Hydatid cyst of ovary mimicking ovarian neoplasm with its imprint cytology. The American Journal of Case Reports, 13, 276-8. https://doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.883639
Sharma A, et al. Hydatid Cyst of Ovary Mimicking Ovarian Neoplasm With Its Imprint Cytology. Am J Case Rep. 2012;13:276-8. PubMed PMID: 23569548.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hydatid cyst of ovary mimicking ovarian neoplasm with its imprint cytology. AU - Sharma,Abhishek, AU - Sengupta,Parama, AU - Mondal,Sajeeb, AU - Raychaudhuri,Gargi, Y1 - 2012/12/14/ PY - 2012/08/06/received PY - 2012/09/19/accepted PY - 2013/4/10/entrez PY - 2012/1/1/pubmed PY - 2012/1/1/medline KW - echinococcus KW - hydatid cyst KW - ovarian cyst SP - 276 EP - 8 JF - The American journal of case reports JO - Am J Case Rep VL - 13 N2 - BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a common parasitic infection of the liver. Disseminated intra-abdominal hydatid disease may occur with the rupture of the hydatid cyst into the peritoneal cavity, producing secondary echinococcosis, but occasional cases of primary peritoneal hydatid disease involving the pelvis have been reported. Occasionally, the cyst does not rupture, but instead enlarges, thus mimicking an ovarian tumour. CASE REPORT: We present a 30-years-old woman with an intra-abdominal hydatid cyst that had no communication with the liver. It is therefore probably a primary case of ovarian hydatid cyst, which is very rare. An imprint smear was also taken, which revealed scolex with hooklets. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of hydatid cyst in the female reproductive system is very low, constituting less than 0.5% of all hydatid cysts. Hence clinicians should consider hydatid cyst among differential diagnosis whenever a cystic pelvic mass is found. SN - 1941-5923 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23569548/Hydatid_cyst_of_ovary_mimicking_ovarian_neoplasm_with_its_imprint_cytology_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/23569548/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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