Radiologic features of hydatid disease: the importance of sonography.


Hydatid disease is commonly encountered in specific geographic areas of the world. Hydatidosis affects multiple organs and has diverse radiologic presentations. Sonography remains an important modality for diagnosing this condition, as it optimally detects cystic structures, floating membranes, and debris. Sonography forms the crux of radiologic diagnosis of hydatid disease. It not only helps diagnose the disease but also aids in guiding therapeutic interventions. The main objective of this article is to describe the imaging features of hydatid disease in its various stages. This article gives an overview of the spectrum of sonographic manifestations of hydatid disease in various locations, along with common differential diagnoses. A brief description of therapeutic management is also presented.

DOI: 10.7863/ultra.34.5.895

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@article{Pendse2015RadiologicFO, title={Radiologic features of hydatid disease: the importance of sonography.}, author={Himanshu Ajay Pendse and Ajita Jaywant Nawale and Sneha Satish Deshpande and Suleman Adam Merchant}, journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine}, year={2015}, volume={34 5}, pages={895-905} }