Hepatic hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Work up for abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

A 6 × 4.5 cm cystic lesion with incomplete marginal calcification is present in the right hepatic lobe. The lesion has inhomogeneous internal density and shows no obvious enhancement on post-contrast images. 

A few non-enhanced simple cortical cysts are seen in both kidneys.
Uncomplicated distal colonic diverticulosis is present.
The prostate gland is enlarged and its central portion protrudes cephalad into the urinary bladder base.
Degenerative changes as osteophytes are seen at the lumbar spine.

Case Discussion

Features on CT scan are typical for hepatic hydatid cyst.

Hydatid cyst occurs secondary to infection by Echinococcus spp. It is most commonly seen involving the liver, followed by lungs and spleen.

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Case information

rID: 87384
Published: 9th Mar 2021
Last edited: 9th Mar 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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