Retroperitoneal hydatid cyst (type III)

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia


Vague abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Abdomen X-ray

Left hypochondrial marginally-calcified lesion.


CT Abdomen and pelvis

There is a left anterior pararenal calcified cystic mass lesion showing irregular marginal calcifications as well as smaller irregular intraluminal calcified cysts ("endocysts"). No significant enhancement. 

Case Discussion

This lesion is typical of type III (dead and calcified) retroperitoneal hydatid cyst.

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Case information

rID: 27350
Published: 31st Jan 2014
Last edited: 1st Apr 2020
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