Hydatid disease of the pelvis

Clin Radiol. 1986 Jul;37(4):375-7. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(86)80286-0.


The clinical and radiological features of five patients with hydatid cyst of the pelvis are presented. The cysts were found in the following sites: the broad ligament, the pararectal soft tissues, the greater omentum, the ala of the sacrum and in the retrovesical space. Hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unusual cystic swellings in the pelvis, particularly in patients who have lived in endemic areas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echinococcosis / diagnosis
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pelvis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pelvis / microbiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed