A rare retrovesical hydatid cyst and value of transrectal ultrasonography in diagnosis: a case report and review of the literature


Unal E., Keles M., Yazgan S., KARÇAALTINCABA M.

MEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY, vol.19, no.1, pp.111-113, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.11152/mu-944
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-113

Abstract

We present a large hydatid cyst located midline and posterior to prostatic gland and seminal vesicles in an asymptomatic patient. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a large retrovesical mass and the transrectal ultrasonography idetified a degenerated hydatid cyst with "ball of wool'' appearance. Although extremely rare, hydatid disease should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of pelvic particularly retrovesical midline masses.