Pulmonary hydatid infection

Case contributed by Dr Jheferson Contreras Grande


Patient from Peru with chest x-ray findings was sent for study.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

X-ray shows a round-shaped and well-defined mass in the right lung base and another of the same features at the apex of the left lung.


CT shows two cystic lesions, one of larger size, both of homogeneous hypodense content, without septa inside, with well-defined borders and thin wall, located in the lower right lobe. Another two lesions of the same characteristics in the upper left lobe. Findings in relation to uncomplicated cysts.


Pathology Report

Case Discussion

In Peru, there are endemic areas of hydatid cyst, so the imaging characteristics are highly suspicious of this pathology.

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Case information

rID: 62364
Published: 26th Nov 2018
Last edited: 4th Apr 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins