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n.1.(Zool.) The inner layer of the cells of Bryozoa.
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The diagnostic CT characteristics related with perforated hydatid cyst in the lung include detached or collapsed endocyst membrane, collapsed daughter cyst membrane or intact daughter cysts (5).
Cyst fenestration was performed, and multiple daughter cysts were evacuated; the endocyst membrane was removed (Figure 2).
Separation of the ruptured endocyst layer from the ectocyst leads to a free floating membrane which produces the so-called water lily sign [7, 9].
The cyst contains three layers which are called the pericyst, ectocyst and endocyst [1].
The scolex (the infectious parasite at the larval stage) arises from the inner endocyst [5,6].
As soon as the cyst was punctured the patient developed chills and rigor and fever intensified and real time Ultrasound showed typical picture of hydatid cyst with "Water lily sign" with the endocyst floating free in the ectocyst (Figure 2).
The Palanivelu hydatid system (PHS) is a recently described device to remove the internal contents and the endocyst without excising the entire cyst.
Exploration of the cyst with scrupulous precautions to avoid spillage showed an endocyst. Endocystectomy with partial pericystectomy was done.
The outermost layer is the pericyst the middle layer is the laminated membrane and the innermost layer is the germinal epithelium (endocyst) which represents the true wall of the cyst with the living parasite3.
The ectocyst consisted of a thick wavy layer located near the more or less rounded endocyst. Both layers were found close together around most of the circumference of the cyst and small pores were observed on the cyst surface (Figure 1(f)).