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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2008, Article ID 782621, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/782621
Case Report

Hydatidosis of the Pelvic Cavity: A Big Masquerade

1Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1445613131, Iran
2Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1445613131, Iran

Received 7 December 2007; Revised 15 April 2008; Accepted 20 May 2008

Academic Editor: Daniel Landers

Copyright © 2008 Peyman Varedi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report and discuss a case of primary hydatidosis of the pelvic cavity in a woman who presented with severe weight loss and abdominal pain. This unusual presentation was initially considered as a tumor process until surgical exploration and microscopic studies confirmed the diagnosis. The gynecologists should be aware of possibility of primary hydatid cyst of the pelvic cavity and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic pelvic masses, especially in areas where the disease is endemic.