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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 316--318

Primary renal echinococcosis

Vishal V Ramteke, Nishant S Deshpande, Manish R Balwani, Charulata P Bawankule 
 Department of Nephrology, Government Medical College and Super Speciality Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Vishal V Ramteke
Department of Nephrology, Government Medical College, Super Speciality Hospital, Nagpur - 440 003, Maharashtra

Echinococcosis is a parasitic infection caused by the larval stage of a cestode Echinococcus granulosus and is endemic in sheep farming regions of developing countries. It manifests as hydatid cyst and most commonly is found in liver followed by lungs. Renal hydatid cyst is rare and amounts for 2% of all cases. There are no specific clinical manifestations, and hence diagnosis of renal hydatid disease is missed out easily without imaging. We report a case of 50-year-old female who had 6 months history of lower abdominal pain with hematuria, found to have right renal hydatid cyst on imaging which was treated with right nephrectomy with pre- and post-operative albendazole treatment.

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Ramteke VV, Deshpande NS, Balwani MR, Bawankule CP. Primary renal echinococcosis.Indian J Nephrol 2017;27:316-318

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Ramteke VV, Deshpande NS, Balwani MR, Bawankule CP. Primary renal echinococcosis. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 16 ];27:316-318
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