Hydatid of the spleen

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Gender: Female
X-ray

Calcified lesion in the left hypochondrium. 

Incidental hydatid of the spleen.

CT

Calcified cystic lesion in the spleen.

Incidental hydatid of the spleen.

Case Discussion

Hydatid cysts result from infection by the Echinococcus, and can result in cyst formation anywhere in the body. Humans are accidental host and the infection occurs by ingesting food contaminated with Echinococcus eggs.

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Case information

rID: 3564
Case created: 26th May 2008
Last edited: 9th Oct 2015
Tag: spleen
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