Primary hydatid disease presenting as a pelvic mass
AbstractGynaecology case reports Cain KP, Haley CA, Armstrong LR et al. 2007. Tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in the United States: achieving tuberculosis elimination. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 175:75â78. Khurana KK, Stanley MW, Powers CN et al. 1998. Aspiration cytology of malignant neoplasms associated with granuloma and granuloma-like features. Cancer 84:84â90. 637 Manidakis LG, Angelakis E, Sifakis S et al. 2001. Genital tuberculosis can present as disseminated ovarian carcinoma with ascites and raised Ca-125: a case report. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 51:277â279. Saracoglu OF, Mungan T, Tanzer F. 1992. Pelvic tuberculosis. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 37:115â 120. Correspondence: M. F. Aslam, 967 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219, USA. E-mail: email@example.com DOI: 10.3109/01443615.2010.496499 Primary hydatid disease presenting as a pelvic mass M. VURAL1, H. TOY1, H. CAMUZCUOGLU1 & H. CECE2 Departments of 1Obstetrics and Gynecology and 2Radiology, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey Introduction Cystic hydatid disease is caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosis. Humans are accidentally infested as an intermediate dead-end host. Hydatid cysts are characterised by usually sluggish growth, with a capability for cyst metastasis to other organs. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are valuable in the diagnosis.