Hydatid disease

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Chronic cough with right hypochondrial pain since long time.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years.
Gender: Male

Multiple well defined opaque cysts are seen within the right hemithorax. Some of them appear disintegrated.


Unilocular cysts are seen with daughter cysts inside, they are the hall mark of hydatid disease.

Case Discussion

Hydatid cyst in the liver may vary in appearance. It may show a double echogenic shadow due to the pericyst. The stage of the cyst can be classified on ultrasound according to World Health Organization 2001 classification of hepatic hydatid cysts.

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Case information

rID: 33836
Published: 25th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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