Laparoscopically treated giant renal hydatid cyst

Demirkesen O., Yavijz N., Gitgez S., Onder A. U. , Kural A. R.

JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, vol.22, no.3, pp.529-531, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/end.2007.0245
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-531


A 15 x 11 x 8-cm hydatid cyst in the right kidney of a 43-year-old man was treated using a laparoscopic approach. There was no preoperative or postoperative complications, and no recurrence was detected in 38 months of follow-up. This appears to be the first case of a renal hydatid cyst treated by a transperitoneal laparoscopic approach.