Liver hydatid cyst - MRI

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

50 year old male with a large hepatic mass.

Patient Data

Age: 50
MRI

MRI showed a  24 x 17 x 18 cm multi-vesicular cyst occupying the entire right lobe of liver. Daughter cysts of varying sizes were seen predominantly in the periphery of the  giant mother cyst. The collapsed membranes were seen floating within the hydatid sand.

Case Discussion

A fifty year old male was referred for evaluation of  large mass in liver.

MRI showed a  24 x 17 x 18 cm multi-vesicular cyst occupying the entire right lobe of liver. Daughter cysts of varying sizes were seen predominantly in the periphery of the  giant mother cyst. The collapsed membranes were seen floating within the hydatid sand.

Features are those of hydatid disease of the liver

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Case information

rID: 10335
Case created: 6th Aug 2010
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
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