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Hydatid disease involving some rare locations in the body: a pictorial essay.

Yuksel M, Demirpolat G, Sever A, Bakaris S, Bulbuloglu E, Elmas N - Korean J Radiol (2007 Nov-Dec)

Bottom Line: Unusual sites for this disease can cause diagnostic problems.This pictorial essay illustrates various radiological findings of HD in the liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, omentum, adrenal, ovary, lung, mediastinum and retroperitoneum.Familiarity with the imaging findings of HD may be helpful in making an accurate diagnosis and preventing potential complications.

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Affiliation: KSU Medical School, Department of Radiology, Kahramanmaras, Turkey. myuksel@ksu.edu.tr

ABSTRACT
Hydatid disease (HD) is an endemic illness in many countries, and it poses an important public health problem that's influenced by peoples' socioeconomic status and migration that spreads this disease. Although rare, it may occur in any organ or tissue. The most common site is the liver (59-75%), followed in frequency by lung (27%), kidney (3%), bone (1-4%) and brain (1-2%). Other sites such as the heart, spleen, pancreas and muscles are very rarely affected. Unusual sites for this disease can cause diagnostic problems. This pictorial essay illustrates various radiological findings of HD in the liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, omentum, adrenal, ovary, lung, mediastinum and retroperitoneum. Familiarity with the imaging findings of HD may be helpful in making an accurate diagnosis and preventing potential complications.

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Intraperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 40-year-old woman with a history of liver involvement and previous surgery. The contrast-enhanced axial CT scan revealed multiple cystic lesions (arrows) and ascites (asterisk) in the pelvis.
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Figure 15: Intraperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 40-year-old woman with a history of liver involvement and previous surgery. The contrast-enhanced axial CT scan revealed multiple cystic lesions (arrows) and ascites (asterisk) in the pelvis.

Mentions: Peritoneal HC, either primary or secondary, represents an uncommon but significant manifestation of this disease (approximately 13%). It is always secondary to traumatic or surgical rupture of a hepatic, splenic or mesenteric cyst (2, 3, 10). CT is the modality of choice for these patients because it permits imaging of the entire abdomen and pelvis (3). The lesions are generally multiple and any type of HC can arise anywhere in the peritoneal cavity (Fig. 15). Unilocular cysts (type I) should be distinguished from mesenteric cysts or intestinal duplication cysts (2, 6, 10).


Hydatid disease involving some rare locations in the body: a pictorial essay.

Yuksel M, Demirpolat G, Sever A, Bakaris S, Bulbuloglu E, Elmas N - Korean J Radiol (2007 Nov-Dec)

Intraperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 40-year-old woman with a history of liver involvement and previous surgery. The contrast-enhanced axial CT scan revealed multiple cystic lesions (arrows) and ascites (asterisk) in the pelvis.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 15: Intraperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 40-year-old woman with a history of liver involvement and previous surgery. The contrast-enhanced axial CT scan revealed multiple cystic lesions (arrows) and ascites (asterisk) in the pelvis.
Mentions: Peritoneal HC, either primary or secondary, represents an uncommon but significant manifestation of this disease (approximately 13%). It is always secondary to traumatic or surgical rupture of a hepatic, splenic or mesenteric cyst (2, 3, 10). CT is the modality of choice for these patients because it permits imaging of the entire abdomen and pelvis (3). The lesions are generally multiple and any type of HC can arise anywhere in the peritoneal cavity (Fig. 15). Unilocular cysts (type I) should be distinguished from mesenteric cysts or intestinal duplication cysts (2, 6, 10).

Bottom Line: Unusual sites for this disease can cause diagnostic problems.This pictorial essay illustrates various radiological findings of HD in the liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, omentum, adrenal, ovary, lung, mediastinum and retroperitoneum.Familiarity with the imaging findings of HD may be helpful in making an accurate diagnosis and preventing potential complications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: KSU Medical School, Department of Radiology, Kahramanmaras, Turkey. myuksel@ksu.edu.tr

ABSTRACT
Hydatid disease (HD) is an endemic illness in many countries, and it poses an important public health problem that's influenced by peoples' socioeconomic status and migration that spreads this disease. Although rare, it may occur in any organ or tissue. The most common site is the liver (59-75%), followed in frequency by lung (27%), kidney (3%), bone (1-4%) and brain (1-2%). Other sites such as the heart, spleen, pancreas and muscles are very rarely affected. Unusual sites for this disease can cause diagnostic problems. This pictorial essay illustrates various radiological findings of HD in the liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, omentum, adrenal, ovary, lung, mediastinum and retroperitoneum. Familiarity with the imaging findings of HD may be helpful in making an accurate diagnosis and preventing potential complications.

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Related in: MedlinePlus