Sajad Ahmed Dangroo

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Hydatid disease is a parasitic tapeworm infestation that usually involves liver and lungs. Primary retroperitoneal hydatid without liver and lung involvement is very rare. Surgery is the principle method of treatment for large retroperitoneal hydatid, whenever feasible. We report a case of primary retroperitoneal hydatid cyst in 29-year-old male patient.
Pre-operative diagnosis of hydatid cysts can be made by ultrasound and confi rmed by a CT scan. Radiography may identify an occasional calcified cyst. Caliceal distortion is the predominant fi nding on IVP, followed by caliectasis and non-functioning kidney, possibly caused by the mass eff ect of cystic lesions.[10] CT scan is more accurate than a USG.[8](More)
Isolated involvement of the kidney is rare in hydatid disease and is even rarer in children. We present a case of primary right renal hydatid cyst in 6-year-old female child who presented with pain right flank of 4 months duration. The patient was managed by nephrectomy.
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