E-ISSN 2146-3077
Case Report
Renal Cyst Hydatid
1 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye  
2 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye  
3 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 190-193
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2014.3566
Key Words: Hydatid cyst, kidney, Echinococcus granulosus

Hydatid cyst disease is an oral transmitted parasitosis caused by the larval form of the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm that penetrates the intestinal mucosa and reaches the internal organs via the blood and lymphatic stream. Hydatid cyst disease is an important health problem, especially in developing countries, such as Turkey. Renal hydatid cyst is extremely rare, and kidney involvement is seen in only 2% of all cases. In this study, we present two patients with renal hydatid cyst. Hydatid cyst was not suspected before pathological diagnosis in both patients. At first, the patients were suspected of having malignancy, and the treatment modality was made accordingly. When the pathology results revealed hydatid cyst, the treatment of the patients was modified. Renal hydatid disease should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with renal cyst in Turkey. 

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