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Primary hydatid cyst of the urinary bladder
  1. Sardar Hassan Arif,
  2. Ayad Ahmad Mohammed
  1. Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Azadi Teaching Hospital, University of Duhok, Duhok City, Iraq
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ayad Ahmad Mohammed, ayadduhok{at}


A 35-year-old man presented with poorly localised lower abdominal pain for 3 months. Abdominal examination revealed lower abdominal tenderness, with normal other parts of examination. CT scan of the abdomen showed irregular multiloculated mass related to the upper part of the urinary bladder with mild rim enhancement in the postcontrast study with no areas of calcifications. During laparotomy, we found a mass attached to the superior part of the urinary bladder and arising from its wall. Complete excision was done without opening the cavity of the bladder. The mass was opened and was a hydatid cyst of the bladder containing multiple daughter cysts.

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  • Contributors AAM and SHA have contributed to the concept of reporting the case and the patient data recording. Drafting the work, design and revision done by AAM. SHA took the consent from the patient for publishing the case. Final approval of the work to be published was done by AAM and SHA.

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