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Case Study

Intraprostatic Hydatid Cyst: An Unusual Presentation

1Department of Urology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
2Department of Radiology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
3Department of Pathology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Received 4 August 2005; Revised 19 December 2005; Accepted 19 December 2005

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2006 Yassine Nouira et al.


A case of intraprostatic cyst is reported. The patient presented with a completely evacuated hydatid cyst of the prostate. The intraprostatic cystic cavity that was communicating with the urethra developed urinary stones. The patient had transurethral resection of the prostate, the stones in the cyst were pushed into the bladder and fragmented using a ballistic lithotripter. Pathological examination concluded to a prostatic hydatid cyst that had evacuated through the urethra and was complicated by stone formation within the residual cavity. Postoperative course was uneventful and follow-up did not show evidence of recurrence. This is the first case of hydatid cyst of the prostate to present as an intraprostatic stone pouch.