Author(s): Dede S, Dede H, Caliskan E, Demir B
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease in pregnancy is a rare condition, with an incidence of 1/20,000 pregnancies. Although the female reproductive system is a rare site for hydatid disease, various obstetric and gynecologic presentations have been reported. CASE: A 31-year-old multipara was evaluated due to obstructed labor. Sonographic evaluation revealed an 18-cm hepatic and 15-cm pelvic hydatid cyst at 38 weeks of gestation. A healthy, 3,200-g infant was delivered by cesarean section. The cyst, originating in the right ovary and occupying the pouch of Douglas, was removed surgically. The hepatic cyst was decompressed via the percutaneous approach. The follow-up was uneventful. CONCLUSION: Hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of adnexal masses in pregnancy. The percutaneous technique is a promising treatment option for hepatic cysts. Not only the diagnosis but also the treatment of hydatid disease is facilitated with currently available magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and ultrasonography.
This article was published in J Reprod Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports