A giant cystic echinococcosis of the lung in East Turkey

ConclusionsSurgery is the treatment regimen for pulmonary hydatid cysts and antihelmintic therapy is adviced to eliminate recurrences postoperatively.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionPrevention of hydatid disease is the most effective way to control the disease, the cyst may reach a very large size and be asymptomatic. Intraperitoneal rupture may occur as a result of blunt abdominal trauma which could be trivial.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractThe pericardium could be involved in a variety of clinical disorders. The imaging findings are not specific for an individual pathology in most of the cases; however, patient ’s clinical history may guide radiologist to a definitive diagnosis. Congenital absence of the pericardium could be recognized with the imaging appearance of interposed lung tissue between the main pulmonary artery and aorta. Pericardial effusion is a non-specific condition that may occur due to i nflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic disorders. Cardiac tamponade may occur in case of massive or rapid accumulation of fluid in the perica...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the demographic, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic data of CE patients across all provinces in Iran. In this cross-sectional study, the mentioned data were routinely collected by provincial medical universities during the time from March 2016 to March 2017. The provincial population census was used to calculate the prevalence of CE per 1,000,000 populations for all provinces.T test and Chi squared test were used to compare variables between genders. Statistical analysis was done at 95% significant level using STATA 14 software. The overall prevalence of CE was 6.8 cases per 1,000,000 populati...
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe presence of any cystic lesion in any organ in a patient from an endemic area for hydatid disease should raise the suspicion to this possibility. Treatment options should be chosen by a multidisciplinary team; certain group of patients may benefit from medical treatment. Surgery is still the main treatment modality.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Rationale: A characteristic metabolic finding of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) correlates with morphologic features on CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Patient concerns: A young man from an endemic area was admitted to our hospital due to right upper quadrant pain for 2 months. Diagnosis: CT and MRI revealed a heterogeneous mass with calcification, consisting of central necrosis and peripheral solid inflammatory tissues. Accordingly, FDG PET/CT demonstrated a characteristic metabolic finding of doughnut sign. Combining the above characteri...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Authors: Nosrati A, Soleymani E, Davoodi L Abstract Echinococcus granulosus has been described as the common etiology of hydatid cysts in many parts of the world. A 54-yr-old female with lower abdominal pain referred to Gynecology Ward of Sari Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iran in 2016. Sonography was carried out and cysts in ovaries and liver were observed. The cysts of liver seemed to be hydatidosis but physicians were suspected about ovarian cystic mass. Anti-Echinococcus antibodies (ELISA) screen was positive. The operation was done on her and treatment by albendazole started one week before surgery and continued aft...
Source: Iranian Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Iran J Parasitol Source Type: research
Tunisia is an endemic area for lung hydatidosis. The clinical presentation depends on whether the cyst is intact or ruptured. We aimed to compare the clinical and therapeutic features between intact and ruptured hydatid cysts of the lung.Between January 2014 and December 2017, 152 patients were managed for a lung hydatid disease in the thoracic surgery department of Abderrahmen Mami hospital. A retrospective analysis was performed and the patients were divided into two groups based on whether the hydatid cyst was intact (group 1, n=43) or ruptured (group 2, n=109).The median age was 36 years old[5-84years]. Reported compli...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric respiratory epidemiology Source Type: research
We report the case of an adolescent Moroccan girl with abdominal pain and palpable mass in the upper right side of the abdomen. In the emergency department, an abdominal ultrasound showed hepatomegaly and eight active liver cysts, compatible with cystic echinococcosis. Serology for Echinococcus granulosus confirmed the diagnosis. Other sites of localization were excluded. Treatment involved albendazole combined with puncture, aspiration, injection, re-aspiration, performed only for the most medial cysts. Periodical follow-up with abdominal ultrasound and with abdominal magnetic resonance imaging showed a progressive involu...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
ConclusionsSurgery is the treatment regimen for pulmonary hydatid cysts and antihelmintic therapy is adviced to eliminate recurrences postoperatively.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractRationale:Pancreatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is an exceptionally rare disease; no more than 10 cases have been published to date. It is characterized as extensive local tissue infringement and destruction; thus, extended surgical resection, such as duodenopancreatectomy, is often needed to obtain a negative resection margin so as to improve the long-term outcome and prognosis.Patient concerns:A middle-aged Tibetan man was admitted due to a 16-year history of recurrent pain in the right upper abdomen. Magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a cystic lesion in the VI segment of his liver and several cystic lesion...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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