Cystic echinococcosis, review and illustration of non-hepatic manifestations

Christoph F. Dietrich, Wiem Douira-Khomsi, Hassen Gharbi, Malay Sharma, Xin Wu Cui, Zeno Sparchez, Joachim Richter, Adnan Kabaalioğlu, Nathan S.S. Atkinson, Dagmar Schreiber-Dietrich, Yi Dong


Cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatidosis (hydatid cysts), is an infection with a wide spectrum of manifestations, from asymptomatic infection to fatal disease. Ultrasound (US) allows screening, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment guidance and follow-up of CE under many circumstances. Hydatid cysts are predominantly observed in the liver but many other organs can be involved. As part of a series of publications, herewith we present a review describing the characteristic imaging features of the broad variety of organs which can be involved.


cystic echinococcosis (CE); hydatidosis; ultrasound (US); non-liver; imaging

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