Endoscopic Treatment of Renal Hydatid Cyst with Percutaneous Access through an All Seeing Needle

Kadihasanoglu M., Kilciler M., Atahan O.

AKTUELLE UROLOGIE, vol.47, no.6, pp.494-496, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0042-109940
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.494-496
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


A 44-year-old woman, who had had left flank pain for the previous 3 months, was treated successfully for renal hydatid cyst disease by using an endoscopic technique with percutaneous access through an all seeing needle. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a Gharbi type III cyst in the lower pole of the left kidney. Computerised tomography of the abdomen revealed a bulky solid-cystic mass with calcified and well-defined wall and daughter cyst without contrast enhancement. The patient, who refused any renal operation, underwent a percutaneous intervention with access through an all seeing needle access. There were no intraoperative or early postoperative complications. To our knowledge, this is the first published report of this minimally invasive percutaneous access technique through an all seeing needle.