Hydatid cyst of the liver

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Cystic lesion in liver with tiny foci of calcification.

Case Discussion

Aspiration of cyst contents show:
No malignant cells are identified. There is abundant bile pigment and necrotic material. No scolices are present. These findings are not specific but would be consistent with contents of a hydatid cyst with degerative changes, and without viable organisms.

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