Extrahepatic abdominal hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus: Imaging findings


ILICA A. T. , KOCAOGLU M., ZEYBEK N., Guven S. , ADALETLI I., BASGUL A., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, vol.189, no.2, pp.337-343, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 189 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2214/ajr.07.2255
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-343
  • Keywords: abdominal imaging, CT, extrahepatic hydatid disease, MRI, sonography

Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The classical findings in hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus with liver or lung involvement are well known. However, diagnosing hydatid disease at unusual locations may be challenging because of variable imaging appearances depending on the host reaction. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to review the sonographic, CT, and MRI features of extrahepatic abdominal hydatid disease including intraperitoneum, retroperitoneum, diaphragma, bone, and soft tissue of the abdomen.