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African Journal of Reproductive Health
Women's Health and Action Research Centre
ISSN: 1118-4841
Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, pp. 165-168
Bioline Code: rh11030
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Journal of Reproductive Health, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, pp. 165-168

 en Primary Pelvic Hydatid Cyst An unusual cause of cystic adnexal image (mass)
Benkaddour, Yassir Ait

Abstract

Hydatid cyst is a parasitic human infection which is endemic in North Africa. It is more frequently localized in the liver and the lung. Involvement of others sites is usually secondary to these primary localizations. We report 2 exceptional cases of primary pelvic hydatid cyst diagnosed respectively in a 37-year-old and in a 48-year-old women. These cases will focus on the different characteristics of the infection, and the benefit of including epidemiologic arguments in using the diagnostical approach of adnexal masses.

Keywords
Hydatid cyst Pelvic Ultrasonography.

 
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Benkaddour, Yassir Ait

Résumé

Le kyste hydatique est une infection humaine qui est endémique en Afrique du nord. I l est surtout localisé dans le foie et le poumon ; l'implication des autres foyers est souvent secondaire à ces localisations primaires. Nous rapportons deux cas de kyste hydatique pelvien primaire qui ont été diagnostiques respectivement chez les femmes âgées de 37 ans à 38 ans. Ces cas mettront l'accent sur les différentes caractéristiques de l'infection et les bénéfices qu'on peut tirer si l'on inclut des arguments épidémiologiques en faveur de l'emploi de l'approche diagnostique des masses annexielles.

 
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