E-ISSN 2146-3077
Case Report
Primary Pelvic Cystic Echinococcosis
1 Balıkesir Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Balıkesir, Türkiye  
2 İrenbe Kadın Doğum Çocuk ve Tüp Bebek Merkezi, İzmir, Türkiye  
3 Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye  
4 Balıkesir Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Balıkesir, Türkiye  
5 Uzgören Tıbbi Patoloji Laboratuvarı, Balıkesir, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 167-170
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.3623
Key Words: Primary pelvic, cystic echinococcosis, Echinococcus granulosus

Cystic echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus is still an important health problem in endemic areas. Cystic echinococcosis may involve different organs or areas with the most common sites being the liver and the lungs. Pelvic involvement has previously been reported and was mainly accepted as secondary to cystic echinococcosis in other organs, isolated pelvic involvement is very rare. In this case report, we aimed to present the case with pelvic cystic mass that was finally diagnosed with isolated pelvic cystic echinococcosis in and after the operation, and we would like to draw attention to include “cystic echinococcosis” in the differential diagnosis of pelvic masses.

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