Pulmonary hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn

Presentation

A 10 year old boy presented with cough.

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Male
X-ray

Cystic lesion left upper lobe. 

CT

Cyst wall crumpled and floating within uncollapsed pericyst that produce the water-lilly sign

Case Discussion

Cyst wall crumpled and floating within uncollapsed pericyst that produced the water-lilly sign

Hydatid cysts result from infection by the Echinococcus worm, and can result in cyst formation anywhere in the body. 

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