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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-66

Primary hydatid cyst of the kidney presenting as a complex renal mass

1 National Institute of Pathology (Indian Council of Medical Research), Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Urology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Shruti Sharma
National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/jesnt.jesnt_35_16

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Hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus is a rare parasitic disease mainly involving the liver and lungs. Renal involvement is uncommon and accounts for 2–3% of all cases. However, primary involvement of the kidney with sparing of liver and lungs is extremely rare. We report a case of primary renal hydatid disease in a 45-year-old woman who presented with left flank pain and a well-defined multicystic mass in the mid-pole of the left kidney. As it can clinically mimic malignancy, a high index of suspicion should be kept in mind when encountering a cystic renal mass in people from endemic areas.

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