Ultrasound Imaging: Cystic Lesions in Normal or Large Liver Quiz
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Ultrasound Imaging: Cystic Lesions in Normal or Large Liver Quiz

Test your knowledge on cystic lesions in normal or large liver with this quiz focusing on ultrasound imaging in the context of radiology and ultrasonic techniques. Learn about common benign liver lesions and their diagnostic methods.

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Which complication is most commonly associated with hepatic hydatid cysts?

Cyst rupture

What should be done before needle aspiration of an apparently solitary cyst?

X-ray the chest

How can an echogenic mass with calcification in the wall be indicative of?

Scar tissue

What characteristic makes a hydatid cyst difficult to differentiate from an abscess or other masses?

<p>Hazy outline</p> Signup and view all the answers

What imaging feature is considered pathognomonic for a hydatid cyst?

<p>Well-defined cystic mass with floating membrane</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common imaging technique used to diagnose simple hepatic cysts?

<p>Ultrasound</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which characteristic helps differentiate a small hydatid cyst from a simple hepatic cyst during an ultrasound scan?

<p>Rough irregular outline</p> Signup and view all the answers

What might multiple spherical cystic masses with sharp outlines and posterior acoustic enhancement indicate?

<p>Congenital polycystic disease</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following imaging techniques is more likely to detect small peripheral hepatic cysts that may be missed on ultrasound?

<p>CT scan</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common complication if a liver cyst ruptures?

<p>Hemorrhage</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a distinguishing feature of hydatid cysts on ultrasound?

<p>Double linear echo to the cyst wall</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which imaging modality is considered the most sensitive for the detection of membranes, septa, and hydatid sand in hydatid cysts?

<p>Ultrasound</p> Signup and view all the answers

What might haemorrhage or infection of a cyst lead to on ultrasound imaging?

<p>Internal echoes resembling an abscess or necrotic tumor</p> Signup and view all the answers

What feature should raise suspicion when observing a cyst on ultrasound imaging?

<p>Multivesicular appearance with echogenic matrix material</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can strong acoustic shadowing of a cyst wall indicate?

<p>Dense calcification of the cyst wall</p> Signup and view all the answers

What condition should be suspected when there is increased echogenicity in the liver parenchyma with loss of the highly reflective edges of peripheral portal veins?

<p>Hydatid cysts</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which condition is characterized by multiple echogenic masses of various sizes, shapes, and echo textures, leading to a non-homogeneous echo pattern throughout the liver?

<p>Hydatid cysts</p> Signup and view all the answers

What condition presents with enlarged liver displaying echogenic masses of various sizes but with normal intervening tissue and distorted vascular anatomy?

<p>Hydatid cysts</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which condition is characterized by hypoechogenic masses in the liver with irregular outlines and without associated acoustic enhancement?

<p>Hydatid cysts</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of liver mass may resemble metastases but can be differentiated based on the presence of a clinical history of either trauma or anticoagulant medication?

<p>Hydatid cysts</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic feature of an enlarged liver with a homogeneous echo pattern?

<p>Normal diffuse echo pattern</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which condition presents with liver enlargement associated with splenomegaly?

<p>Tropical hepatomegaly</p> Signup and view all the answers

What imaging finding is specifically noted in cases of schistosomiasis affecting the liver?

<p>Thickening of the portal vein</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a potential complication associated with an enlarged liver with a non-homogeneous echo pattern?

<p>Discrete masses</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which condition may present with fibrosis around the portal vein on imaging?

<p>Hydatid cysts</p> Signup and view all the answers

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