Primary retroperitoneal hydatid cyst with unusual clinical manifestation

Gürdal M., Kireççi S., Yücebaş E., KARAMAN M. İ.

UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, vol.73, no.1, pp.92-94, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000078813
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-94


Although hydatid disease may affect any organ of the body, there are only a limited number of cases where the primary lesion is in the retroperitoneal region. Since the clinical and laboratory findings are nonspecific, the correct preoperative diagnosis may be difficult. A primary retroperitoneal hydatid cyst that was given a preoperative diagnosis of adrenal mass and treated by adrenalectomy and partial nephrectomy is presented and discussed with the relevant literature. Copyright (C) 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.