Hepatic Hydatid Cyst and Intraperitoneal Free Hydatid Cyst
İlhan Çiftçi 1 * , Hüseyin Yılmaz 1
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1 Selçuk Üniversity, Selçuklu Medical Faculty, Pediatric Surgery, Konya, Turkey
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Hydatid disease is relatively frequent in our country and non-invasive ultrasonic imaging techniques have made possible an earlier diagnosis prior to serious complications. Human hydatid disease usually occurs by infestation with Echinococcus granulosus and less frequently with Echinococcus multiocullaris. A twelve-year old girl fell from the swing 12 days ago. Acute abdomen was suspected, and she was operated under emergency conditions. Exploration of the abdomen soon revealed a giant cystic lesion formation, and this development did not fit the development of hydatid cyst pathophysiology.


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Eur J Gen Med, 2012 - Volume 9 Issue Supplement 1, pp. 50-52

Publication date: 10 Jan 2012

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