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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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Type II retroperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 25-year-old woman. The axial contrast-enhanced CT scan through the pelvis demonstrates a hydatid cyst with daughter cysts (arrow) adjacent to the right psoas muscle.
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Figure 21: Type II retroperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 25-year-old woman. The axial contrast-enhanced CT scan through the pelvis demonstrates a hydatid cyst with daughter cysts (arrow) adjacent to the right psoas muscle.

Mentions: Isolated retroperitoneal HCs are also uncommon and they are usually secondary to the involvement of other organs or to previous surgery. Any type of HC can be seen in the retroperitoneum (2, 13). In this paper we present the CT findings of a case of retroperitoneal type II HC that originated from the right psoas muscle (Fig. 21). There was no evidence of any other organ involvement in this case.


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)

Type II retroperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 25-year-old woman. The axial contrast-enhanced CT scan through the pelvis demonstrates a hydatid cyst with daughter cysts (arrow) adjacent to the right psoas muscle.
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Figure 21: Type II retroperitoneal hydatid cyst in a 25-year-old woman. The axial contrast-enhanced CT scan through the pelvis demonstrates a hydatid cyst with daughter cysts (arrow) adjacent to the right psoas muscle.
Mentions: Isolated retroperitoneal HCs are also uncommon and they are usually secondary to the involvement of other organs or to previous surgery. Any type of HC can be seen in the retroperitoneum (2, 13). In this paper we present the CT findings of a case of retroperitoneal type II HC that originated from the right psoas muscle (Fig. 21). There was no evidence of any other organ involvement in this case.

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.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus