Chapter 68 hydatid disease of the liver development of a hydatid cyst intraperitoneal rupture of a hydatid cyst is an uncommon clinical presentation even in endemic regions with an incidence ranging from 1 to 8 sozuer et al 2002 rupture can occur spontaneously. Hepatic hydatidosis is a worldwide disease with a high socio economic cost in endemic areas until recently only professionals working in these areas treated hydatidosis patients but now due to migration and increasing intercontinental travel any medical doctor may have to attend to patients with hydatid disease. Clinical hepatology update emerging topic conference advances in hcc therapies and trial design your career and the field of hepatology by providing the ultimate in liver research training and care of patients with liver disease join aasld and get involved overview join or pay dues clinical liver disease a multimedia . Echinococcosis or hydatid cyst disease is a zoonosis caused by the larval cestode echinococcus granulosus it consists of a parasitic tapeworm disease affecting mainly liver nevertheless the disease might well spread to more unusual sites such as lungs and brain the definitive diagnosis of liver echinococcosis requires a combination of imaging serologic and immunologic studies. Liver research is an international open access peer reviewed english journal that publishes reviews editorials and original articles describing
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