Pelvic hydatid disease: CT and MRI findings causing sciatica

Korean J Radiol. Nov-Dec 2007;8(6):548-51. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2007.8.6.548.

Abstract

Pelvic masses, especially hydatid disease, rarely present with sciatica (1, 2). We present the computed tomography (CT) and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of a 49-year-old female patient with presacral hydatid disease, who was evaluated for her sciatica. We also want to emphasize the importance of assessing the pelvis of patients with symptoms and clinical findings that are inconsistent and that cannot be satisfactorily explained by the spinal imaging findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anthelmintics / administration & dosage
  • Contrast Media / administration & dosage
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echinococcosis / complications
  • Echinococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Echinococcosis / surgery
  • Echinococcus / drug effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lumbosacral Plexus / diagnostic imaging
  • Lumbosacral Plexus / parasitology
  • Lumbosacral Plexus / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Mebendazole / administration & dosage
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pelvis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pelvis / pathology*
  • Pelvis / surgery
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods
  • Recurrence
  • Sciatica / parasitology*
  • Sciatica / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

Substances

  • Anthelmintics
  • Contrast Media
  • Mebendazole