Advertisement

Parasitology Research

, Volume 114, Issue 3, pp 1245–1246 | Cite as

Discovery of microchannels in host tissues surrounding hydatid cysts

  • Bin Ye
  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Short Communication

Abstract

The present study shows for the first time long, tiny microchannels starting from the surface of a Echinococcus granulosus hydatid and running through the laminated layer and the pericyst into the healthy tissue. It is, however, not clear, whether these channels are persistent or only formed for a short period and whatever function they fulfill.

Keywords

Echinococcus granulosus Hydatid cysts Microchannels Pericyst Granulomatous host reaction 

Notes

Conflict of interest

We declare that we have no conflicts of interest.

References

  1. Craig P, Pawlowski Z (eds) (2002) Cestode zoonoses: echinococcosis and cysticercosis: an emergent global problem. Nato Science Series. Ser 1: Life and Behavioural Science. Vol. 341, Amsterdam, IOS Press; ISSN 1566-7893Google Scholar
  2. Golzari SEJ, Sokouti M (2014) Pericyst: the outermost layer of hydatid cysts. World J Gastroenterology 20:137–1378CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Latinga MA et al (2013) Evaluation of hepatic cystic lesions. World J Gastroenterology 19:3543–3554CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Mehlhorn H (ed) (2015) Encyclopedia of Parasitology. 4th edition, Springer, Heidelberg, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  5. Togersin PR et al. (2011) Cystic echinococcosis. In: Palmer SR et al. (eds) Oxford textbook of zoonoses, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press; 650–899Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathogenic BiologyChongqing Medical UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Research Center for Molecular Medicine and TumorChongqing Medical UniversityChongqingChina
  3. 3.Department of ParasitologyHeinrich Heine University DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

Personalised recommendations