Clear cystic fluid in hepatic hydatidosis does not rule out communication between cysts and the biliary system

Sonmez K. , Karabulut R. , Turkyilmaz Z. , Basaklar A. C. , Kale N.

ADVANCES IN THERAPY, cilt.24, sa.2, ss.291-295, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf02849896
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.291-295


Hydatid cysts (HCs) of the liver are a major problem in the areas to which they are endemic. Approximately 15% of hepatic cysts have been shown to communicate with the biliary system. In 2 cases in which patients were undergoing HC surgery, the cystic fluid appeared to be clear, but after the germinative membranes were removed, a connection with the biliary system could be seen. This observation suggests that the decision to inject a scolicidal or sclerosing agent during surgery should be evaluated carefully, as should the use of percutaneous HC treatment. Otherwise, conditions associated with serious morbidity, such as sclerosing cholangitis, may occur.