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Echinococcal hepatic disease: Magnetic resonance appearance


The magnetic resonance (MR) appearance of an echinococcal hepatic cyst is described. A previous report has suggested that a low-intensity rim surrounding the cyst may be useful in differentiating hydatid cysts from other hepatic lesions. No such rim was identified in our case; however, MR was found to be superior to other modalities in delineating the internal contents of the hydatid cyst.

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Wojtasek, D.A., Teixidor, H.S. Echinococcal hepatic disease: Magnetic resonance appearance. Gastrointest Radiol 14, 158–160 (1989).

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Key words

  • Echinococcosis, diagnosis
  • Liver, MRI