Hepatic echinococcal cysts: sonographic appearance and classification.

  title={Hepatic echinococcal cysts: sonographic appearance and classification.},
  author={D B Lewall and Scott J. McCorkell},
  volume={155 3},
The sonographic appearance of echinococcal lesions of the liver was studied in 59 patients. We have proposed a classification of these lesions that reflects the pathology and natural history of the disease: type I, simple fluid-filled cysts; type IR, lesions containing undulated membranes that represent detached endocyst secondary to rupture; type II, lesions that contain daughter cysts and/or a formed echogenic material we call matrix; and type III, dead, densely calcified lesions. The natural… CONTINUE READING

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