Primary hydatid cyst in the adrenal gland

Afshin Mohammadi, Mohammad Ghasemi-Rad, Rahmi Oklu

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An elderly man presented with a 2-year history of refractory hypertension. His medical history, physical examination and laboratory findings were unremarkable. On subsequent ultrasound study for the evaluation of renal artery stenosis, a large mass obliterating the adrenal gland containing internal cystic structures was identi fied. A CT study confirmed the diagnosis of primary adrenal gland hydatid cyst. Following surgical resection, the patient's hypertension resolved and medications to control blood pressure were discontinued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - Oct 23 2014


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