Human echinococcosis remains a complex problem that affects several organs. Primary involvement of the kidney without the involvement of the liver and lungs is very rare. The treatment of a renal hydatid cyst usually requires intervention ranging from minimally invasive percutaneous aspiration techniques to laparoscopic and open techniques. Herein, we describe 2 cases of isolated renal hydatid cysts treated successfully by cyst excision, with open techniques without content spillage. They were treated with 400 mg of albendazole for 2 months. The patients showed no evidence of recurrence within their 2-year follow-up.
Vijayabhaskar Reddy Gouru, Surya Prakash Vaddi, Vedamurthy Pogula Reddy, Chandra Mohan Godala, Ajit Vikram, Sreedhar D, Punit M, Venkata Krishna
Date Received: July 27, 2011 Accepted on: November 13, 2012
KEYWORDS: Hydatid disease, kidney, isolated renal hydatid
CORRESPONDENCE: Vedamurthy Pogula Reddy, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India (email@example.com).
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