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Systemic hydatic cysts

Case contributed by Dr Servet Kahveci

Presentation

Admitted with abdominal distension.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
CT

There are multiple cysts in the lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys and soft tissue. 

Case Discussion

In this case, how was the diagnosis made?

  • abdominal ultrasound examinations performed until three years ago was normal
  • laboratory parameters and tumor markers were normal
  • abdominal ultrasound correlation revealed uncomplicated, purely cystic lesions

With these findings diagnosis of disseminated hydatid cysts was established.

Hydatid cysts represent a parasitic infestation that which may affect the liver and lung, although potentially anywhere in the human body.

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Case information

rID: 64338
Published: 1st Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Sevgi Private Hospital

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