What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of hydatid cysts?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Imad S Dandan, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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CT scanning has an accuracy of 98% and the sensitivity to demonstrate the daughter cysts. It is the best test for the differentiation of hydatid from amebic and pyogenic cysts in the liver.

In AE, the CT scan findings are sometimes indistinguishable from those of hepatocellular carcinoma.


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