Hepatic hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Abdominal discomfort.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years

Massive complex cystic lesions extending from the right hepatic lobe into the lower abdomen. There are multiple daughter cysts within the mass and areas of peripheral calcifications. 

Mild bilateral hydronephrosis. 

Diffuse colonic wall thickening/edema. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of large, multivesicular hydatid cyst with daughter cysts. 

The colonic wall edema is of uncertain etiology, possibly incidental or related to congestion. 

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Case information

rID: 70649
Published: 29th Aug 2019
Last edited: 31st Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tenwek Hospital

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