Free hydatid cyst only covered with germinative membrane disrupted from fibrotic capsule in the peritoneal cavity: a case report

Acta Chir Belg. 1998 Mar-Apr;98(2):85-6.


Echinococcosis, an endemic disease on the Asian continent, is caused by ecinococcus granulosus and rarely ecinococcus alveolaris. Although it occurs frequently in the liver and the lung, it can be localized in all tissues and organs. The purpose of this study is to report a rare localization and the complication of hydatid cyst in the pelvis : it pushed forward and upward the urine bladder and there was bilateral hydroureteronephrosis causing uraemia because of outflow obstruction. To our knowledge, a similar case has not been published before in English literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Echinococcosis / complications
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Echinococcosis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pelvis
  • Peritoneal Cavity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Uremia / etiology