Uncommon Locations of Hydatid Cysts
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2003
Volume 44, Issue 6, pages 622–636, November 2003
How to Cite
Kıreşi, D. A., Karabacakoğlu, A., Ödev, K. and Karaköse, S. (2003), Uncommon Locations of Hydatid Cysts. Acta Radiologica, 44: 622–636. doi: 10.1046/j.1600-0455.2003.00135.x
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2003
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2003
- Accepted for publication 1 August 2003.
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Hydatid disease is endemic in many parts of the world. It may develop in almost any part of the body. The location is mostly hepatic (75%) and pulmonary (15%), and only 10% occur in the rest of the body. In this article, the various imaging findings of hydatid cysts in unusual localizations are reviewed, based on our experience. Findings in brain, cavernous sinus, submandibular gland, thyroid gland, heart, pleura, chest wall, retrocrural tissue, kidney, spleen, pancreas, peritoneal cavity and inguinal canal, breast, bone and soft tissue are discussed.