Hydatid liver cyst

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz

Presentation

Referred for screening abdominal US due to chronic pelvic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

US demonstrated an inhomogenous circumscribed mass with no internal vascularity, connected to the left lobe of the liver. 

CT

Six years earlier CT scan

The findings were correlated to a several years abdominal CT, which confirmed the lesion as a known hydatid cyst in the 3 segment of the liver, here visible as a well-defined round, low-density mass with peripheral calcifications and no contrast enhancement (bilateral small adrenal adenomas are also visible).

Case Discussion

US and CT appearance of a partially calcified long-standing hydatid cyst of the liver that underwent chronic changes, thus it displayed an unusually inhomogenous echogenicity on US, and an almost soft tissue density on CT. 

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Case information

rID: 59098
Published: 20th Mar 2018
Last edited: 21st Mar 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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