Liver hydatid cyst - MRI


A fifty-year-old male was referred for evaluation of large mass in the liver.

MRI showed a 24 x 17 x 18 cm multi-vesicular cyst occupying the entire right lobe of the liver. Daughter cysts of varying sizes were seen predominantly in the periphery of the giant mother cyst. The collapsed membranes were seen floating within the hydatid sand.

Features are those of hydatid disease of the liver