Case No. 26: Calcified Hydatid Cyst
Report of Calcified Hydatid Cyst:
An excretory urogram reveals a calcified mass extending inferiorly from the lower pole of the left kidney. This lacy or reticular pattern of calcification can be seen when daughter cysts and other contents of the cyst calcify.
Calcified Hydatid Cyst Of Left Kidney.
Hydatid cysts result from an infective disease process caused by the organism called echinococcus granulosus. It can involve any organ of the body.
Renal hydatid cysts are extremely rare and involve only 5% of the patients. On plain films, these cysts can appear as soft tissue mass and ring-shaped calcifications in the renal area. Ultrasound is also helpful but CT is more sensitive.