Item 10 - Calcified secondary peritoneal hydatid cyst

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ZA UCT PLC_001_H_HDT_03_10


Calcified secondary peritoneal hydatid cyst


  • 1949 (Creation)

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2 mounted radiographs (x-rays)

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Two X-rays, anterior-posterior view of the abdomen and lateral view of pelvis, both showing a calcified ovoid lesion in the right inferior quadrant. In addition, a small calcified lesion is seen in the region of the liver. The identity of the patient is known.


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Original Annotation (back): "S/2421; 27.6.49. [patient name] Dr. Laytham; 2 Cards; 2 Calcified secondary peritoneal hydatid cyst in RIF. Note small calcified hydatid in liver - this was probably the source of the secondary peritoneal spread. Confirmed by operation."

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16,5cm x 21cm

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Linked documents: Item ZA UCT PLC_001_H_HDT_03_09

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