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UCT Department of Surgery's Collection of 20th Century Clinical Photographs
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Hydatid cyst of lung

A rectangular museum bottle, with guide rule, containing a cyst measuring 8 inches (20cm) in maximum diameter, stuffed with cotton wool. The lesion was evidently removed from the lung.

Hydatid cyst of spine

Two photographs showing surgical exposure of a section of the spinal canal, held open by long sutures, the upper showing a partially opened elongated cyst, the lower showing in addition forceps grasping removed cystic material.

Hydatids femur

An X-ray of the right femur showing gross destruction of the femur and right pelvic bones by an expansile multicystic lesion. The patient is male, 40 years old. The identity of the patient is known.

Hydatid cysts of abdomen, leg and eye

Two photographs of an adult man, the upper of the abdomen, pelvis and thighs, the lower of the left thigh only, showing a recent abdominal surgical scar and nodular swellings of the left thigh anteriorly. The patient is male, over 60 years old. Th...

Hydatid lower thigh

Five opaque cysts, with guide rule, ranging in size from 1.5 to 3cm in diameter, evidently removed from the thigh. The patient is female, 33 years old. The identity of the patient is known.

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