Large solitary retroperitoneal echinococcal cyst: a rare case report.

  title={Large solitary retroperitoneal echinococcal cyst: a rare case report.},
  author={Konstantinos Tepetes and Grigorios Christodoulidis and Michael Spryridakis and Konstantinos Hatzitheofilou},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={13 45},
Echinococcal disease remains a problem within some endemic areas. Echinococcal cysts usually involve the liver and lungs, but any other organ can potentially be involved. Extrahepatic localization is reported in 14%-19% of all cases of abdominal hydatid disease. We report the case of a large echinococcal cyst localized in the lower pelvis. A 28-year-old woman was admitted to a surgical ward with lower abdominal pain and discomfort lasting for a month. Ultrasonography and computed tomography… CONTINUE READING


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