Abscesses, Cysts, and Parasitoses

  • Francis S. Weill


An abscess that has not yet collected has a semisolid echostructure that tends to become heterogeneous (Fig. 11.1). Later, when the abscess collects, the region of purulent necrosis becomes frankly liquid in appearance (Fig. 11.2) and may contain floating debris (Figs. 11.3, 11.5) or the debris may sediment at the bottom of the abscess. On the other hand, certain dense echoes are often seen in the upper part of an abscess (Fig. 11.4), and computed tomography (CT) has proved that these hyperechoic structures are, in fact, gas bubbles.


Hydatid Cyst Sagittal Section Hepatic Cyst Alveolar Hydatid Disease Daughter Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis S. Weill
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  1. 1.Chaire de RadiodiagnosticRadiologie A Hôpital Jean MinjozBesançonFrance

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