Surgical management of hepatic hydatid disease


  • Ketan Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai
  • Amish Pawanarkar Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai
  • Suvarna Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai
  • Shamshershah Pathan Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai



Hydatid echinococcus granulosus, Liver diagnosis treatment


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.


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How to Cite

Vagholkar, K., Pawanarkar, A., Vagholkar, S., & Pathan, S. (2017). Surgical management of hepatic hydatid disease. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4(6), 1834–1837.



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