DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20161730

Surgical management of hepatic hydatid disease

Ketan Vagholkar, Amish Pawanarkar, Suvarna Vagholkar, Shamshershah Pathan

Abstract


Hydatidosis is strictly a zoonosis. Humans are an accidental host. The disease is endemic in rural agricultural areas. However if acquired by humans, it can cause extensive spread affecting a wide range of organs with predilection for the liver. Managing such cases requires a sound fundamental knowledge of the parasite and its pathogenicity. It is essential that surgeons who deal with such cases have a good working knowledge of the disease. The approaches to hepatic hydatids with respect to the principles of surgical treatment are presented in this article.


Keywords


Hydatid echinococcus granulosus, Liver diagnosis treatment

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