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Surgery Today

, Volume 34, Issue 12, pp 987–996 | Cite as

Cystic Hydatid Disease: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Management

  • Iskender Sayek
  • M. Bulent Tirnaksiz
  • Riza Dogan
Article

Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis is endemic in certain parts of the world. The growth of the cyst is often slow, and the liver and lungs are the most frequently involved organs. Diagnosis is based on clinical signs and symptoms and epidemiological data, while ultrasonography is important for the classification of hydatid cysts. Although certain types of hydatid cysts are successfully treated by percutaneous aspiration, injection, and reaspiration, surgery remains the treatment of choice. We reviewed the current trends in the diagnosis and management of cystic echinococcosis, with special emphasis on hepatic and pulmonary involvement.

Key words

Hydatid disease Cystic echinococcosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iskender Sayek
    • 1
  • M. Bulent Tirnaksiz
    • 1
  • Riza Dogan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryHacettepe University Faculty of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryHacettepe University Faculty of MedicineAnkaraTurkey

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