Hepatic hydatid cyst - large

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


16 Y/O female with RUQ pain and fever .

Patient Data

Age: 16
Gender: Female

Large well-defined cystic lesion is seen at right lobe of the liver with Inner  layer detachment. No evidence of inner or peripheral enhancement.

Case Discussion

The findings consistent large hepatic hydatid cyst .

When hydatid cyst is less than  3 cm, the imaging  findings are nonspecific,  resembling  those of simple hepatic cysts.  With  larger  lesions,  the  CT findings  are :

  • A  hypo dense band  owing  to the  presence  of a pericyst 
  • wall  calcification 
  • Daughter  cysts within  the main  focus
  • Inner  layer detachment 

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rID: 20474
Published: 21st Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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