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Primary renal echinococcosis with gross hydatiduria
  1. Archit Gupta,
  2. Jagdish Gupta,
  3. Bhavesh Devkaran,
  4. Arun Gupta
  1. Department of General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Archit Gupta, archit9th{at}


Renal echinococcosis is a rare disease. It is usually asymptomatic but may present with pain, lump or in rare cases hydatiduria. Diagnosis is mainly by imaging but serology is usually false negative. We present a patient of renal echinococcosis who presented with passing of grape skin like structures in urine and was diagnosed to be a case of renal echinococcosis on the basis of positive serology, ultrasonographic and CT findings. The patient underwent a nephroureterectomy and was given albendazole preoperatively and postoperatively.

  • general surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery

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  • Contributors AG and JG collected the data. AG wrote the manuscript. JG, BD and AG2 reviewed the literature and the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.