Primary pelvic hydatid cyst in a postmenopausal female: a surgical challenge

Authors

  • Sayanti Paul IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Saumen Mandal IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Mansi Upadhyaya IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sumit Ranjan Pramanik IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Subhas Chandra Biswas IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ranu Roy Biswas COMSD Hospital, Department of Pathology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.012

Keywords:

Echinococcosis, Ovarian Cysts, Zoonoses

Abstract

Primary pelvic hydatid cysts are a rare entity and are often overlooked as a differential diagnosis of a pelvic-space-occupying lesion particularly in non-endemic regions. Unpreparedness and a hasty decision on the surgical approach may end in life-threatening complications and systemic dissemination of the disease. We report the case of a 55-year-old postmenopausal woman with a history of two previous unsuccessful surgeries to remove pelvic cystic lesions due to dense adhesions between the surrounding gut wall, bladder, and the cyst wall. Clinical and imaging findings failed to diagnose the nature of the cysts, and a laparotomy was contemplated. On the third surgical attempt, the clinical suspicion was considered and by meticulous dissection the cysts were removed thoroughly without undue complications. In the postoperative follow-up period there was no sign of disease recurrence or dissemination

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Published

2017-06-30

How to Cite

Paul, S., Mandal, S., Upadhyaya, M., Pramanik, S. R., Biswas, S. C., & Biswas, R. R. (2017). Primary pelvic hydatid cyst in a postmenopausal female: a surgical challenge. Autopsy and Case Reports, 7(2), 49-54. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.012

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Article / Clinical Case Report