HYDATID-DISEASE OF THE LIVER - CURRENT SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT


YILMAZ E., GOKOK N.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.44, no.12, pp.612-615, 1990 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.612-615
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

We present our experiences with 44 cases of hydatid disease of the liver. Two-thirds were females, and the average age was 44. The most common symptom was abdominal pain (63.6%), and the most common sign was abdominal mass (48%). Eosinophilia, positive Weinberg and Cassoni tests, ultrasonography and CT scanning were the major tools for diagnosis. There were 67 cysts, 49 (73%) located at the right lobe, 18 (27%) located at the left lobe. Twelve (18%) were complicated. The most common complication was intrabiliary rupture.