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1

What is a cause of liver cysts.

Hydatid disease.

2

What causes hydatid disease.

Cysts are caused by echinoccus granulosus.

3

What are the characteristics of liver cysts in hydatid disease. (2)

They may be single or multiple.
They usually occur in the lower part of the right lobe.

4

What are the clinical signs of hydatid disease. (2)

Clinically there may be no symptoms.
There may be a dull ache and swelling in the RH.

5

What WBC may be raised in hydatid disease. (2)

There is eosinophillia in 30% of cases.

6

How is hydatid disease diagnosed.

Ultrasound.

7

What is a complication of hydatid disease.

Rupture of the cyst into the biliary tree, other organs or intraperitoneally (spreads the infection).