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A Rare Primary Pelvic Hydatid Cyst Presenting as Sciatica

By Praveen S Rathod, Pallavi V Reddihalli, Uma K Devi and Uttam D Bafna


Primary hydatid cyst in the pelvis is rare, and usually presents with pressure symptoms affecting the adjacent abdominal organs. We describe a rare hydatid cyst which was eroding the sacral hallow, protruding into the right sciatic foramen and presenting as a radiating pain and weakness of right lower limb due to compression of the lumbosacral nerve roots. Laparotomy with removal of cyst and postoperative treatment with albendazole is effective in controlling the disease and preventing recurrence

Topics: Lower limb paresis, Primary pelvic hydatid cyst, Sciatica., Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Light House Polyclinic Mangalore
Year: 2012
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