Evaluation of clinical, diagnostic and treatment aspects in hydatid disease: analysis of an 8-year experience

Conclusion: Even though considerable progress has been made, uncertainties remain in the diagnosis and treatment ofEchinococcosis. Hence, standardized diagnostic and treatment procedures should be established with well-designed studies.Keywords:Echinococcosis, hydatid cyst, diagnosis, treatment.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Alaa S. Bahjat, Ahamd Mohammad Sharif Tahir, Ayad Ahmad MohammedAbstractHydatid cyst of the heart is very rare, the left ventricle is the commonest site of myocardial involvement due to dominant left coronary vessels and thicker wall. Isolated cardiac involvement is extremely rare. Patients may be quite asymptomatic but the cyst may cause palpitation, dyspnea, chest pain, or when ruptured in to the cardiac or pericardial cavities may cause emergency presentations like anaphylactic reactions, sudden collapse due to pericardial...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study aims to elucidate the presentation, treatment and outcomes of the disease in Pakistan. A review of charts of 225 patients (median age = 42.3 years) with CE admitted at Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi during 2007-2017, was carried out. Abdominal pain was present in 34.7% followed by fever in 26.2%. There were 142 (63.1%) cases of hepatic cysts and 55 (24.4%) of pulmonary hydatid cysts. Combined surgical and medical therapy was given to 130 (57.8%) patients. Surgery only was performed in 23 (10.2%) patients, medical therapy only was given to 35 (15.6%) patients, and puncture, aspiration, injection and rea...
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research
ConclusionHydatid cyst is one of the differential diagnoses of any cystic lesion in patients from an endemic areas of hydatid disease. Hydatid cysts of the female pelvic organs may be diagnosed initially as ovarian cyst, ovarian tumor, or pelvic infection. Most of the cases are diagnosed during surgery which is the main treatment modality; anthelminthic medications may help to decrease the recurrence rate.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: Hydatid cyst’s size should be considered in the management since giant cysts have higher risk if complications.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric respiratory infection and immun. Source Type: research
Conclusion: A high index of suspicion is required to treat hydatid disease in a timely manner. Combined surgical and medical management is suitable.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
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
Abstract A boxer dog was evaluated because of lethargy, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Ultrasonography revealed multiple cystic structures in the abdomen. Exploratory laparotomy revealed 3 well-encapsulated hepatic masses and abdominal effusion with suppurative inflammation. Collectively, these findings suggested the hepatic masses were most likely abscesses. However, histologic examination of the hepatic masses revealed multi-cystic structures, consistent with alveolar echinococcosis. The diagnosis was confirmed by DNA sequencing. The dog was treated with daily albendazole, but within a few weeks exhibited adverse...
Source: The Canadian Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Can Vet J Source Type: research
In conclusion, it is possible to diagnose secondary cystic echinococcosis in patients with a history of primary cyst surgery in liver or any other organ by combining the symptoms and imaging findings. PMID: 31502806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research
Conclusions For lytic manifestations of the vertebral column, hydatid cysts should be considered a differential diagnosis in addition to malignant metastasis, tuberculosis, and osteomyelitis. Thorough surgical resection and strict follow-up are necessary. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract Human echinococcosis is a rare zoonotic infection caused by larvae of the tapeworm species Echinococcus. The most relevant two species to humans are Echinococcus multilocularis and the dog tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. The latter causes cystic echinococcosis, which plays a dominant role in thoracic surgery due to its pulmonal involvement. The parasite develops characteristic hydatic cysts mostly in liver and lung. In 2016 a rise in cases of cystic echinococcosis in Germany was recorded, a probable cause could have been the refugee wave. The infection and advanced stages of the disease does not always ...
Source: Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Zentralbl Chir Source Type: research
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