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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 306-308

A pelvic mass with obstructive uropathy in a 4-year old boy

Pediatric Health Research Center, Tabriz Medical University, Iran

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Majid Malaki
Pediatric health research center, Tabriz Medical University
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.120990

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Cystic Echinococcosis is endemic in middle- East it may present in different sites mostly liver, but children show atypical signs in uncommon sites. A 4 years old boy presents with urinary retention, his imaging demonstrates a 6cm cystic mass displaced and compressed bladder outlet during survey another asymptomatic cyst found in chest but his liver was not involved. Retroperitoneal Cystic Echinococcosis is a rare event especially in children if present with urinary obstruction it may be due to rectum penetration and dislodged to lymphatic drainage head to chest. Cyst growth rapidity rate is 2-3 cm/year as our study.

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