Water-lily sign on MR imaging of primary intramuscular hydatidosis of sartorius muscle

Comert R., AYDINGÖZ Ü., Ucaner A., Arikan M.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, vol.32, no.7, pp.420-423, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00256-003-0661-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.420-423


Primary hydatidosis of muscle is very rare and can cause a variety of diagnostic problems, especially in the absence of typical radiologic findings. This is the report of a case of primary intramuscular hydatid cyst in a 35-year-old woman, who presented with a 1-year history of a painless lump in the distal left thigh. The authors document the pathognomonic water-lily sign that has not previously been reported in a case of intramuscular hydatid disease.