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Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal
Year: 2016   |   Volume: 5   |   Issue: 1   |   Page: 86-88     View issue

Primary renal hydatidosis

Johnsy Joel, Suresh Jeyasingh, Ponraj Chellaiah

Echinococcosis or hydatidosis caused by the tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, has the highest prevalence in endemic regions and sheep farming areas. The most common organ involved is the liver (50–75%) followed by the lungs (15–20%) and other organs (10–20%). Primary involvement of the kidney without the involvement of the liver and lungs, i.e., isolated renal hydatid disease is extremely rare even in endemic areas. The incidence of renal echinococcosis is 2–4%. Renal hydatid cysts usually remain asymptomatic for many years and are multiloculated. A 63-year-old male presented with left loin pain. Computed tomography scan abdomen revealed a presumptive diagnosis of renal hydatid disease. The nephrectomy specimen received in histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. We describe a rare case of primary renal hydatidosis.

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Joel J, Jeyasingh S, Chellaiah P. Primary renal hydatidosis. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2016;5(1):86-8.
Joel, J., Jeyasingh, S., & Chellaiah, P. (2016). Primary renal hydatidosis. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 5(1), 86-88.

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