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, cilt.19, sa.1, ss.111-113, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11152/mu-944
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.111-113

Özet

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.