Thoracoabdominal hydatid cysts

Case contributed by Dr MT Niknejad


Right upper quadrant pain and fullness on physical exam.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

A 165×120×130 mm unilocular thick walled cystic lesion is noted at the right liver lobe, which causes right hemidiaphragm elevation. No calcification or enhancing solid components are pointed out within.

In imaged portions of the lower thorax, a 58×46 mm cystic lesion with a similar appearance is also noted at the anteromedial aspect of the right lung.

Case Discussion

Features on CT images are most consistent with thoracoabdominal hydatid cysts (serologic correlation).

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