Liver hydatid cyst - MRI

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Large hepatic mass.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
MRI

MRI showed a 24 x 17 x 18 cm multi-vesicular cyst occupying the entire right lobe of the 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 the liver.

MRI showed a 24 x 17 x 18 cm multi-vesicular cyst occupying the entire right lobe of the 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
Published: 6th Aug 2010
Last edited: 15th Aug 2020
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