Case 50:   Echinococcosis, cystic (hydatid)

Diagnostic Category:

Clinical Presentation:

14 year old girl with right upper quadrant and back pain.

CT: WHO type CE1, large, with extracystic calcification

Imaging Findings:

CT shows large solitary simple cyst of E. granulosus cyst (WHO type CE1) in subcapsular location with distention of hepatic capsule, posing this cyst at risk for rupture. Medially adjacent coarse calcifications.

Courtesy Dr. Ayse Secil Eksioglu, Dr. Sami Ulus Women and Children's Hospital, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey.