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Pelvic Hydatid Cyst Mimicking Ovarian Cyst

Tshering Wangden, Sangay Tshering, Namkha Dorji, Sonam Choden

Keywords : Broad ligament hydatid cyst, Echinococcus, Pelvic hydatid cyst

Citation Information : Wangden T, Tshering S, Dorji N, Choden S. Pelvic Hydatid Cyst Mimicking Ovarian Cyst. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (3):317-319.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2049

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Introduction: Hydatid cyst is a zoonotic infection caused by dog tapeworm Echinococcus species. The liver and lungs are the most commonly affected organs with this disease. Rarely, pelvic organs are also involved. Case: A 36-year-old female presented with pain in the abdomen for a 1-week duration with a normal menstrual cycle. Ultrasound revealed a bilateral ovarian mass. Laparotomy revealed left broad ligament hydatid cyst and right-sided pelvic peritoneal hydatid cyst, which were confirmed by histopathological examination. After surgical excision, the patient was given albendazole for 6 months. Conclusion: Female pelvic hydatid cyst is a rare entity. In endemic settings, the possibility of a pelvic hydatid cyst should be kept as a differential diagnosis in an ovarian cyst in the presence of coexisting hepatic hydatid cyst and negative tumor markers.

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