Challenging complications of hydatid disease

Ozen Y., Yunuk O., Bilgel H.

3rd European Congress of the International Hepato-Pacreato-Biliary-Association, Budapest, Hungary, 24 - 28 May 1999, pp.233-237 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-237


242 patients with hydatid disease were operated on between 1988 and 1998. There were 144 female (59.5%) and 98 male (40.5%) aged 16 to 83 years (mean 42 years) Pain, chills, malaise, jaundice and fever were the other major symptoms on admissions The localisation of 149 single cysts (61.6%) was in right lobe, 57 single cysts (23.6%) in left lobe, 14 multiple cysts (5.7%) in both lobes. and 22 multiple cysts (9.0%) both in liver and in other parenchymal organs, in tissues and in abdominal cavity. Thirty eight cases (15.7%) were recurrent hydatidoses. The treatement procedures that applied to the cysts were partial cystectomy-drainage in 204 cases (83.3%), total cystectomy in 23 cases (9.5%), liver resection in 7 cases (2.9). and percutaneous drainage in 8 cases (3.3%). Serious problems due to sudden ruptures. cysto-biliary connections and recurrences are the most challenging complications of the disease.