Hydatid cyst - iliacus muscle

Discussion:

MRI features of a hydatid cyst of the iliacus muscle.

Musculoskeletal hydatid infections are a very rare form of hydatid disease. The most common locations are vertebrae/para-vertebral soft tissue, pelvis, femur and soft tissue of the lower limb. The contractile nature and high lactic acid level of the muscles diminish the growth process of the oxygen-dependant cysts.

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