Diagnosis of Hydatid Disease of the Liver

  • Ajaz Ahmad Malik
  • Shams ul Bari


The diagnosis of uncomplicated hydatid cyst or any of its complication rests on a strong clinical suspicion. History and clinical examination remain the mainstay of diagnosis of hepatic hydatid disease. The history of having resided or travelled in an endemic area is always a strong diagnostic lead. Despite the extent of lesion, the patient is generally healthy because of the absence of any systemic ill effects of echinococcal disease.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajaz Ahmad Malik
    • 1
  • Shams ul Bari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)SrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySkims/Skims Medical college SrinagarIndia

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