Hepatic hydatid cyst

Case contributed by G Balachandran


Large hepatic mass.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


MRI showed a 24 x 17 x 18 cm multi-vesicular cyst occupying the entire right lobe of the liver. Daughter cysts of varying sizes were seen predominantly in the periphery of the giant mother cyst. The collapsed membranes were seen floating within the hydatid sand.

Case Discussion

Features are those of hydatid disease of the liver

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