Item 14 - Large hydatid cyst

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ZA UCT PLC_001_H_HDT_03_14

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Large hydatid cyst

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  • 1951 (Creation)

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1 mounted radiograph (x-ray)

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An X-ray of the chest, anterior-posterior view, showing a well-defined opacification in the right lung. The identity of the patient is known.

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Original Annotation (back): "S/2407; 19.6.51. [patient name] X-Ray No 9929/51; Dr. La[y]tham; Lung hydatid cyst showing some calcification [in the?] wall which is rare in lung hydatids."

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16,5cm x 21cm

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This image forms part of an online exhibition available here: http://www.surgclinicalphotographs.uct.ac.za/exhibits/show/hydatid-disease/a-potted-history

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