Disseminated hydatid cyst disease

Case contributed by Dr Hazem M Almasarei


55 year old female presented with abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

There are extensive multi-loculated cystic lesions involving the lung, liver, spleen and peritoneum. Each cyst contains peripheral small cysts. This is typical for daughter vesicles within the mother cyst. Some of these cysts show rim calcification.


Case Discussion

Hydatid cyst disease is a worldwide zoonosis( parasitic infestation) caused by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus.

Disseminated hydatid cysts characterized by multiple cysts of variable size and shape. However, cystic metastasis on top of deferential diagnosis.


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Case information

rID: 56706
Published: 18th Nov 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: King Hussein Cancer Center

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