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moth·er cyst

a hydatid cyst from the inner, or germinal, layer, from which secondary cysts containing scoleces (daughter cysts) are developed; sometimes tertiary cysts (granddaughter cysts) are developed within the daughter cysts; occurs most frequently in the liver, but may be found in other organs and tissues; symptoms are those of a tumor of the part affected.
Synonym(s): parent cyst

moth·er cyst

(mŏth'ĕr sist)
A hydatid cyst from the inner, or germinal, layer, from which secondary cysts containing scoleces (daughter cysts) are developed; occurs most frequently in the liver, but may be found in other organs and tissue.
Synonym(s): parent cyst.

mother cyst

A hydatid cyst enveloping smaller ones.
See also: cyst
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Both T2-weighted and T1-weighted images should be used to differentiate between the fluid signal intensity of the parent cyst and daughter cysts [22].
CT scan usually demonstrates an expansible, hypo-attenuating mass with a well-defined wall and daughter cysts within the parent cyst.
2] The CT scan usually demonstrates an expansile, hypo-attenuating tumor with a well-defined wall and daughter cysts within the parent cyst.

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