Hepatic, intra- and retro-peritoneal hydatid cysts
Abdominal pain and distention.
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A large thick walled multiloculated cystic lesion, 146×110×80mm in diameter in the right lobe of the liver. There are also several large cystic lesions with similar appearance at right abdominopelvic spaces as well as pre-splenic region. Small foci of calcifications are noted in some lesions.
A 30 mm anterior abdominal wall defect with herniation of some omental fat are observed.
The prostate gland is enlarged.
Degenerative changes as osteophytosis are seen at the lumbar spine.
Hepatic, intra- and retro-peritoneal multiloculated cystic lesions compatible with hydatid cysts. Retroperitoneal hydatid cysts are generally seen secondary to intraperitoneal (mainly hepatic) infection. Isolated occurrence is rare.