Splenic hydatid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Abdominal pain and distension.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

A large thick walled cystic lesion in the spleen, contains internal septations and coarse calcified foci. No enhancing soft tissue component is observed within the cyst. 

Case Discussion

Features on the CT scan are the most likely consistent with hydatid cyst. Splenic hydatid disease has been reported to constitute up to 4% of cases of abdominal hydatid disease.

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Case information

rID: 62476
Published: 19th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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