Honeycomb pattern of hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Akash Ramteke
Diagnosis almost certain


Fever and abdominal pain for 1 week.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Multivesicular hydatid cyst in the left lobe of liver shows well-defined fluid collections in a honeycomb pattern with multiple septa, which representing the walls of the daughter cysts.

Case Discussion

The honeycomb pattern is a very characteristic sign, which helps in diagnosing hydatid cysts. The honeycomb pattern within a cyst is due to multiple small daughter vesicular cysts present within it.

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