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Abscessed splenic hydatid cyst: Sonographic and ct findings

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      Abstract

      Splenic hydatid cyst abscess formation is extremely rare. We present a surgically proved case of abscessed hydatid cyst of the spleen with its appearance on sonography and computed tomography (CT). Although both imaging methods do not confirm a diagnosis of abscessed splenic hydatidosis, they are valuable examinations to support the diagnosis and define the extent of disease. Percutaneous drainage of splenic abscessed lesions must be avoided when hydatid disease is suspected.

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