Role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of abdominal hydatid disease

Yacov Itzchak*, Zalman Rubinstein, Zahava Heyman, Stephan Gerzof

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Experience with the use of ultrasound for investigating hydatid disease of the abdomen is reported. The presence of daughter cysts within the parent cyst gives a pathognomonic sonographic picture, whether the cyst is single or multiple. The presence of single cysts without daughter cysts is still a diagnostic problem, unless calcification is seen. Associated secondary infection changes the picture to one of a nonspecific abscess, and only the presence of additional cysts can give a clue about the etiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1980


  • Echinococcosis cyst
  • Hepatic cyst
  • Hydatid cyst
  • Ultrasound


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