Pulmonary hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Paul Leong


Epigastric fullness.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

There is a lobulated mass lesion in the left lower lobe, abutting the left hemidiaphragm. The lesion measures 26 x 45 x 33mm. Internally, the lesion is predominantly fluid density, and there are internal septations. No cavitation or wall calcification.

Note made of a partially visualized large cystic lesion within the left lobe of the liver, which measures 6.7 x 10.0cm.

The liver and left lower lobe lung lesion are most likely hydatid cysts.

Case Discussion

Left lower lobe lobectomy confirmed a hydatid cyst.

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Case information

rID: 26620
Published: 30th Dec 2013
Last edited: 1st Apr 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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