A Rare Primary Pelvic Hydatid Cyst Presenting as Sciatica

Rathod, PS and Reddihalli, PV and Devi, UK and Bafna, UD (2012) A Rare Primary Pelvic Hydatid Cyst Presenting as Sciatica. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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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.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Lower limb paresis; Primary pelvic hydatid cyst; Sciatica.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8882
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:05
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:05

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