hepatic echinococcosis

Summary

Summary: Liver disease caused by infections with parasitic tapeworms of the genus ECHINOCOCCUS, such as Echinococcus granulosus or Echinococcus multilocularis. Ingested Echinococcus ova burrow into the intestinal mucosa. The larval migration to the liver via the PORTAL VEIN leads to watery vesicles (HYDATID CYST).

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Epidemiology of human alveolar echinococcosis in China
    Philip S Craig
    Bioscience Research Institute, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M54WT, UK
    Parasitol Int 55:S221-5. 2006
  2. ncbi An epidemiological and ecological study of human alveolar echinococcosis transmission in south Gansu, China
    P S Craig
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Division of Biological Sciences, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, The Crescent, M5 4WT, Salford, UK
    Acta Trop 77:167-77. 2000
  3. ncbi Hydatid disease: radiologic and pathologic features and complications
    I Pedrosa
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense, c Martin Lagos s n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Radiographics 20:795-817. 2000
  4. ncbi Echinococcus granulosus infection: the challenge of surgical treatment
    K Buttenschoen
    Department of Surgery, University of Ulm, Steinhoevelstrasse 9, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 388:218-30. 2003
  5. ncbi WHO classification of alveolar echinococcosis: principles and application
    Peter Kern
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital and Medical Center, Robert Koch Str 8, D 89081 Ulm, Germany
    Parasitol Int 55:S283-7. 2006
  6. pmc Alveolar echinococcosis, Lithuania
    Rasa Bruzinskaite
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1618-9. 2007
  7. ncbi The laparoscopic approach to abdominal hydatid cysts: a prospective nonselective study using the isolated hypobaric technique
    A Bickel
    Department of Surgery, Western Galilee Hospital, PO Box 21, 22100 Nahariya, Israel
    Arch Surg 136:789-95. 2001
  8. ncbi Diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated hydatid cyst of the liver
    I Sayek
    Department of Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    World J Surg 25:21-7. 2001
  9. ncbi Veterinary aspects of alveolar echinococcosis--a zoonosis of public health significance
    P Deplazes
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 98:65-87. 2001
  10. ncbi Distribution of hydatid cysts into the liver with reference to cystobiliary communications and cavity-related complications
    Cuneyt Kayaalp
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Turkey Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Surg 185:175-9. 2003

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  1. ncbi Epidemiology of human alveolar echinococcosis in China
    Philip S Craig
    Bioscience Research Institute, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M54WT, UK
    Parasitol Int 55:S221-5. 2006
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  2. ncbi An epidemiological and ecological study of human alveolar echinococcosis transmission in south Gansu, China
    P S Craig
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Division of Biological Sciences, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, The Crescent, M5 4WT, Salford, UK
    Acta Trop 77:167-77. 2000
    ..This in turn probably results in creation of optimal peri-domestic habitats for rodents that serve as intermediate host species (such as M. limnophilus) and subsequent development of a peri-domestic cycle involving dogs...
  3. ncbi Hydatid disease: radiologic and pathologic features and complications
    I Pedrosa
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense, c Martin Lagos s n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Radiographics 20:795-817. 2000
    ..CT allows precise assessment of osseous lesions, whereas MR imaging is superior in demonstrating neural involvement. Familiarity with atypical manifestations of hydatid disease may be helpful in making a prompt, accurate diagnosis...
  4. ncbi Echinococcus granulosus infection: the challenge of surgical treatment
    K Buttenschoen
    Department of Surgery, University of Ulm, Steinhoevelstrasse 9, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 388:218-30. 2003
    ..Laparotomy is the most common approach. In selected cases laparoscopic methods are successful. Retrospective studies outweigh prospective ones by far. However, proper management gives favorable results...
  5. ncbi WHO classification of alveolar echinococcosis: principles and application
    Peter Kern
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital and Medical Center, Robert Koch Str 8, D 89081 Ulm, Germany
    Parasitol Int 55:S283-7. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Alveolar echinococcosis, Lithuania
    Rasa Bruzinskaite
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1618-9. 2007
  7. ncbi The laparoscopic approach to abdominal hydatid cysts: a prospective nonselective study using the isolated hypobaric technique
    A Bickel
    Department of Surgery, Western Galilee Hospital, PO Box 21, 22100 Nahariya, Israel
    Arch Surg 136:789-95. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The isolated hypobaric laparoscopic technique described provides a safe and efficacious approach to almost all types of abdominal hydatid cysts and takes advantage of the recognized benefits of the laparoscopic approach...
  8. ncbi Diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated hydatid cyst of the liver
    I Sayek
    Department of Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    World J Surg 25:21-7. 2001
    ..Type III cysts can be managed either way depending on the presence of drainable content. We believe that the laparoscopic approach should be limited to noncomplicated cysts...
  9. ncbi Veterinary aspects of alveolar echinococcosis--a zoonosis of public health significance
    P Deplazes
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 98:65-87. 2001
    ..In view of the unpredictable epidemiological situation, all possible measures for preventing E. multilocularis infections in humans and in domestic animals should be initiated by the veterinary and health authorities...
  10. ncbi Distribution of hydatid cysts into the liver with reference to cystobiliary communications and cavity-related complications
    Cuneyt Kayaalp
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Turkey Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Surg 185:175-9. 2003
    ..This study was designed to test a hypothesis that intrahepatic hydatid cyst location can effect the incidence of cystobiliary communications and the cavity-related complications...
  11. ncbi Biliary complications after hydatid liver surgery: incidence and risk factors
    Cuneyt Kayaalp
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:706-12. 2002
    ....
  12. ncbi ERCP in the diagnosis and management of complications after surgery for hepatic echinococcosis
    Yilmaz Bilsel
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, General Surgery Department, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy Unit, Turkey
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:210-3. 2003
    ..Surgery for liver hydatidosis can result in serious morbidity and mortality. The role and efficacy of ERCP in the management of these complications was reviewed...
  13. ncbi Alveolar liver echinococcosis: a comparative study of three imaging techniques
    S Reuter
    Dept of Medicine III, University Hospital of Ulm, Germany
    Infection 29:119-25. 2001
    ..MRI may facilitate the diagnosis in uncertain cases with noncalcified or partially calcified lesions by showing the characteristic multivesicular structure, necrotic areas and proximity to vascular structures...
  14. ncbi Changing concepts in the management of liver hydatid disease
    Christos Dervenis
    Unit of Liver Surgery, 1st Surgical Clinic, Agia Olga Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:869-77. 2005
    ..The aim of this review is to collect the experience from three different institutions and to provide practical guidelines for diagnostic and therapeutic strategies...
  15. ncbi Results of 22 years of experience in radical surgical treatment of hepatic hydatid cysts
    O Alonso Casado
    General and Digestive Surgery Department, and Abdominal Organ Transplant Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:235-43. 2001
    ..This makes it the technique of choice over others such as partial resection, PAIR or laparoscopy...
  16. ncbi Surgical experience of hydatid disease of the liver: omentoplasty or capitonnage versus tube drainage
    N Z Utkan
    Kocaeli University, Medical School, Department of General Surgery, Kocaeli, Turkey
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:203-7. 2001
    ..The aim of this paper was to report our experience and comparison of surgical treatment methods for hepatic hydatid cyst disease...
  17. pmc Control strategy for Echinococcus multilocularis
    Daniel Hegglin
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1626-8. 2008
    ..Monthly baiting over a 45-month period was effective for long-lasting control. Trimonthly baiting intervals were far less effective and did not prevent parasite recovery...
  18. pmc Modified capitonage in partial cystectomy performed for liver hydatid disease: report of 2 cases
    Dimitrios K Filippou
    1st Surgical Department, Piraeus General Hospital Tzaneion, Tzanni and Afentouli str, Piraeus Greece
    BMC Surg 4:8. 2004
    ..Several techniques have been described in liver hydatid disease surgery, with most well known partial cystectomy, capitonage and introflexion...
  19. pmc Laparoscopic treatment of hepatic hydatid cysts with a liposuction device
    Zain Al-Shareef
    Department of Surgery, The North West Armed Forces Hospital, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    JSLS 6:327-30. 2002
    ..We describe herein a surgical technique, whereby we use a liposuction device for the laparoscopic treatment of hepatic hydatid cysts (HHC)...
  20. ncbi Imaging aspects and non-surgical interventional treatment in human alveolar echinococcosis
    Solange Bresson-Hadni
    Liver Diseases Unit, University Hospital JeanMinjoz, 25030 Besancon, France
    Parasitol Int 55:S267-72. 2006
    ..It is also very useful in inoperable patients to overcome similar infectious episodes...
  21. ncbi Surgical treatment of hydatid disease of the liver: review of 304 cases
    A A Balik
    Department of General Surgery, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
    Arch Surg 134:166-9. 1999
    ..To review the results of different modalities of treatment of hydatid disease of the liver...
  22. ncbi Cystic hydatid disease: current trends in diagnosis and management
    Iskender Sayek
    Department of General Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Sihhiye, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    Surg Today 34:987-96. 2004
    ..We reviewed the current trends in the diagnosis and management of cystic echinococcosis, with special emphasis on hepatic and pulmonary involvement...
  23. ncbi Importance of cyst content in hydatid liver surgery
    Cuneyt Kayaalp
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Turkey Yuksek Ihtias Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Surg 137:159-63. 2002
    ..Cyst content in hydatid liver surgery is a determinant of postoperative cavity-related complications...
  24. ncbi Surgical strategy for cystic diseases of the liver in a western hepatobiliary center
    Basil J Ammori
    The Centre for Hepatobiliary and Transplantation Surgery, St James s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
    World J Surg 26:462-9. 2002
    ..Unilobar Caroli's disease may be resected, whereas bilateral disease requires early liver transplantation owing to the high risk of malignancy. Transplantation is a reserved option in patients with extensive APLD...
  25. ncbi Evacuation of hydatid liver cysts using laparoscopic trocar
    Cuneyt Kayaalp
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Turkey Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Sihhiye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    World J Surg 26:1324-7. 2002
    ..Insertion and evacuation of the hydatid liver cysts with a laparoscopic trocar is a safe and effective procedure, and its limitations are minimal...
  26. ncbi Echinococcus multilocularis
    Philip Craig
    Bioscience Research Institute and School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, UK
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 16:437-44. 2003
    ..The present review summarizes the background to this helminthic infection and recent contributions in areas of pathology, diagnosis, treatment and transmission...
  27. pmc Percutaneous evacuation (PEVAC) of multivesicular echinococcal cysts with or without cystobiliary fistulas which contain non-drainable material: first results of a modified PAIR method
    H G Schipper
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, and AIDS, Academic Medical Centre, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 50:718-23. 2002
    ..Surgery is the treatment of choice in echinococcal cysts with cystobiliary fistulas. PAIR (puncture, aspiration, injection, and reaspiration of scolecidals) is contraindicated in these cases...
  28. ncbi Is fear of anaphylactic shock discouraging surgeons from more widely adopting percutaneous and laparoscopic techniques in the treatment of liver hydatid cyst?
    Rami Yaghan
    Department of Surgery, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P O Box 3030, Irbid, Jordan
    Am J Surg 187:533-7. 2004
    ..Sources of reports about laparoscopic and percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts are limited to just a few countries. To address the reason behind this, we carried out a survey of 30 surgeons in northern Jordan...
  29. ncbi Medical treatment of liver hydatidosis
    A G Saimot
    Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, H pital Bichat Claude Bernard, Paris, France
    World J Surg 25:15-20. 2001
    ..There is not yet formal consensus, as the efficacy and safety of some of the methods require further evaluation before we can establish comprehensive guidelines for the medical treatment of hydatidosis...
  30. pmc Echinococcus multilocularis: an emerging pathogen in Hungary and Central Eastern Europe?
    Tamás Sréter
    Central Veterinary Institute, Budapest, Hungary
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:384-6. 2003
    ..This parasite may be spreading eastward because the population of foxes has increased as a consequence of human interventions, and this spread may result in the emergence of alveolar echinococcosis in Central Eastern Europe...
  31. pmc Use of albendazole sulfoxide, albendazole sulfone, and combined solutions as scolicidal agents on hydatid cysts (in vitro study)
    Gokhan Adas
    Okmeydani Training Hospital, Okmeydani Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
    World J Gastroenterol 15:112-6. 2009
    ..To establish which scolicidal agents are superior and more suitable for regular use...
  32. pmc Epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus infection in the central Peruvian Andes
    P L Moro
    , Lima, Peru
    Bull World Health Organ 75:553-61. 1997
    ..An increase in echinococcosis prevalence may result after premature cessation of control programmes...
  33. ncbi A new percutaneous approach for the treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver
    N Ormeci
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Ankara Medical School, Ibn-i Sina Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:2225-30. 2001
    ..Percutaneous treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver offers good results and should be the first choice, especially for patients who are contraindicated to surgery...
  34. ncbi [How to treat an uncomplicated hydatid liver cyst?]
    C Dziri
    Service des Urgences, Hopital Charles Nicolle, Boulevard du 9 Avril 1938, 1006 Tunis, Tunisie
    Ann Chir 130:249-51. 2005
  35. ncbi Results of surgical, laparoscopic, and percutaneous treatment for hydatid disease of the liver: 10 years experience with 355 patients
    Gokhan Yagci
    Department of Surgery, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, 06018, Turkey
    World J Surg 29:1670-9. 2005
    ..Our experience with PAIR (puncture, aspiration, injection, and reaspiration) and catheterization provides evidence that the procedure is an effective and safe option...
  36. ncbi Human alveolar echinococcosis in Slovenia
    J Logar
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:544-6. 2007
    ..The detected incidence of AE was 0.45/10(5) inhabitants, which suggests that clinicians and health authorities in Slovenia should give greater attention to AE in the future...
  37. ncbi Predictors of morbidity and mortality in the surgical management of hydatid cyst of the liver
    Salam Daradkeh
    Department of General Surgery, Jordan University Hospital and School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 392:35-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to find out possible predictors for this high mortality and morbidity...
  38. ncbi Factors predictive of frank intrabiliary rupture in patients with hepatic hydatid cysts
    Ahmed Z Al-Bahrani
    Department of Surgery, Medical City Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:214-7. 2007
    ..Frank intrabiliary rupture (IBR) is a serious complication that occurs in 3-17% of patients. The aim of this study was to identify independent predictors of frank IBR of hepatic hydatid cysts (HHC)...
  39. ncbi Peritoneal perforation of liver hydatid cysts: clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and surgical outcome
    Alper Akcan
    Department of General Surgery, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
    World J Surg 31:1284-91. 2007
    ..Peritoneal rupture increases the rates of postoperative morbidity and recurrence; in contrast, there was no significant relation between the operative procedure and the morbidity and recurrence rates...
  40. ncbi Surgical treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver
    N Agaoglu
    Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
    Br J Surg 90:1536-41. 2003
    ..Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease that occurs throughout the world. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical features and results of surgical treatment of hepatic hydatid cysts...
  41. ncbi Surgical techniques and treatment for hepatic hydatid cysts
    Stavros Gourgiotis
    Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Department, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB, UK
    Surg Today 37:389-95. 2007
    ..Hepatic hydatid cysts (HHCs) are a parasitic infestation caused by several species of Echinococcus. We examined the clinical features of HHCs and evaluated the results of various surgical procedures...
  42. ncbi [Alveolar echinococcosis]
    O Wauters
    Service de Chirurgie abdominale, Endocrine et de Transplantation, CHU, Liege
    Rev Med Liege 60:867-74. 2005
    ..This article presents these cases, and reviews the clinical features of this parasitic disease...
  43. ncbi Recurrent anaphylaxis due to non-ruptured hepatic hydatid cysts
    Asli Gelincik
    Division of Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 143:296-8. 2007
    ..In extremely few studies, anaphylactic shock has been reported in patients without macroscopic rupture of the hydatid cysts...
  44. ncbi Hydatid disease of the liver: a continuing surgical problem
    Michael C Safioleas
    2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Apolloneion Medical Center, Athens, Greece
    Arch Surg 141:1101-8. 2006
    ..To study the results of different surgical strategies in the treatment of liver hydatid disease...
  45. ncbi Preoperative albendazole and scolices viability in patients with hepatic echinococcosis
    Carlos Manterola
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera, Casilla 54 D, Temuco, Chile
    World J Surg 29:750-3. 2005
    ..7556). The absence of association between intracystal levels of AS and the viability of the scolices allows one to posit indirectly that albendazole is ineffective as a scolicidal agent administered preoperatively for 4 days...
  46. pmc Occult cystobiliary communication presenting as postoperative biliary leakage after hydatid liver surgery: are there significant preoperative clinical predictors?
    Orhan Demircan
    Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey
    Can J Surg 49:177-84. 2006
    ..We investigated the clinical signs associated with the risk of occult CBC in the preoperative period by studying patients who developed biliary leakage after hydatid liver surgery...
  47. ncbi Treatment options for hepatic cystic echinococcosis
    Raymond A Smego
    Department of Medicine, The University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Fargo, ND, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 9:69-76. 2005
    ..patients who fail drug therapy alone, PAIR is a safe and effective procedure of choice for patients with hepatic echinococcosis, and perhaps other anatomic sites of infection such as lung, peritoneum, kidney, and other viscera...
  48. ncbi Controversial issues in the management of echinococcal liver disease
    Ali Emre
    Turk J Gastroenterol 17:257-9. 2006
  49. ncbi [Hepatic alveolar hydatidosis in Morocco]
    M Maliki
    Service central d anatomie pathologie, CHU Ibn Sina Rabat, Maroc
    Med Trop (Mars) 64:379-80. 2004
    ..The discussion presents an update of the clinical, histologic, and therapeutic features of alveolar echinococcosis based on the findings in this case report and a review of the literature...
  50. ncbi The results of surgical treatment for hepatic hydatid cysts in an endemic area
    Nurullah Bulbuller
    Department of General Surgery, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Turk J Gastroenterol 17:273-8. 2006
    ..Hydatid cyst remains an important public health problem in endemic areas...
  51. pmc Pasture types and Echinococcus multilocularis, Tibetan communities
    Qian Wang
    Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1008-10. 2006
    ..This characteristic was linked to a higher prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in dogs and indicates that pasture type may affect E. multilocularis transmission...
  52. ncbi [Recurred hydatid cyst of the thyroid: a case report]
    M Amahzoune
    CHU de Rabat hôpital Ibn Sina clinique chirurgicale A
    Ann Endocrinol (Paris) 65:469-71. 2004
    ..Cystectomy, isthmolobectomy or sub-total thyroidectomy may be indicated. Resection of the prominent dome may be required in the event of recurrence...
  53. ncbi Unique family clustering of human echinococcosis cases in a chinese community
    Yu Rong Yang
    Ningxia Medical College, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People s Republic of China
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:487-94. 2006
    ..Although suggestive that host genotype might play a role in susceptibility to AE, this hypothesis requires further investigation...
  54. ncbi Treatment of hydatid cyst of the liver: where is the evidence?
    Chadli Dziri
    World J Surg 28:731-6. 2004
    ..Percutaneous drainage associated with albendazole therapy is safe and efficient in selected patients (level II evidence, grade B recommendation). The level of evidence is low concerning treatment of complicated cysts...
  55. ncbi Treatment of hydatid disease of the liver. Evaluation of a UK experience
    M A Silva
    The Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Dig Surg 21:227-33; discussion 233-4. 2004
    ..Hydatid disease of the liver though endemic in many countries, is rare in the UK. We evaluated a 16-year experience of treating hydatidosis using a management protocol combining surgery with anti-scolicidals...
  56. ncbi Percutaneous aspiration-injection-reaspiration drainage plus albendazole or mebendazole for hepatic cystic echinococcosis: a meta-analysis
    Raymond A Smego
    Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1073-83. 2003
    ..0 days for group 2 (P<.001). Compared with surgery, PAIR plus chemotherapy is associated with greater clinical and parasitologic efficacy; lower rates of morbidity, mortality, and disease recurrence; and shorter hospital stays...
  57. ncbi A retrospective study comparing the different surgical procedures for the treatment of hydatid disease of the liver
    Lars Mueller
    Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Dig Surg 20:279-84. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the security and effectiveness of the different surgical procedures used for treatment of the liver infestations with larvae of the dog tapeworm (Echinoocccus granulosus)...
  58. ncbi Embryonal sarcoma of the liver mimicking a hydatid cyst in an adult
    S Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029, India
    Trop Gastroenterol 22:141-2. 2001
    ..The present report describes a sixteen year old girl who presented with a large hepatic mass mimicking a hydatid cyst: clinically, radiologically and on serology...
  59. ncbi Laparoscopically treated liver hydatid cysts
    Metin Ertem
    Department of General Surgery, Cerrahpasa Medical School, University of Istanbul, Goztepe Istanbul, Turkey
    Arch Surg 137:1170-3. 2002
    ..Laparoscopy is effective and reliable in treating hepatic hydatid disease...
  60. pmc Underreporting of human alveolar echinococcosis, Germany
    Pernille Jorgensen
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:935-7. 2008
    ..We found a 3-fold higher incidence of the disease than that shown by national surveillance data. We propose a revision of the reporting system to increase case ascertainment...
  61. ncbi Hydatid disease of the liver: thirty years of surgical experience
    Carlo De Werra
    Department of General, Geriatric and Oncological Surgery and Advanced, Technology University Federico II, Naples
    Chir Ital 59:611-25. 2007
    ..The utility of percutaneous treatment remains confined to limited indications, such as laparoscopy...
  62. ncbi Surgical treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver in the era of percutaneous treatment
    Kaya Yorganci
    Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Surg 184:63-9. 2002
    ..The aim if this study was therefore to evaluate the patients who have liver hydatid disease and not suitable for percutaneous treatment and to determine the effectiveness of different types of surgical interventions in these patients...
  63. ncbi Significance of bile leaks complicating conservative surgery for liver hydatidosis
    George Skroubis
    Department of Surgery, University of Patras, Rion University Hospital, 26500 Patras, Greece
    World J Surg 26:704-8. 2002
    ..Bile leakage, representing a significant complication following conservative operations for hepatic hydatidosis, can be effectively treated conservatively or endoscopically, not justifying more aggressive surgical approaches...
  64. ncbi [Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of liver alveococcosis caused by Echinococcus multilocularis]
    Jerzy Stefaniak
    Katedra i Klinika Chorób Tropikalnych i Pasozytniczych, Uniwersytet Medyczny im Karola Marcinkowskiego, Ul Przybyszewskiego 49, 60 355 Poznan
    Wiad Parazytol 53:189-94. 2007
    ..E. multilocularis infection should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of space-occupying lesions in the liver characterized by irregular heterogenous masses, suggesting slow tumor growth...
  65. ncbi Laparoscopic pericystectomy for liver hydatid cysts
    C Manterola
    Department of Surgery, Hospital Regional de Temuco and Universidad de La Frontera, Casilla 54 D, Temuco, Chile
    Surg Endosc 16:521-4. 2002
    ..The laparoscopic approach for managing of liver echinococcosis is a controversial issue because of scarce experience worldwide. The aim of this report is to describe the technical details of our laparoscopic method and present our results...
  66. ncbi [Hepatic hydatidosis. Radical vs. conservative surgery: 22 years of experience]
    P Priego
    Departamento de Cirugía General y Digestivo Hospital Ramón y Cajal Madrid
    Rev Esp Enferm Dig 100:82-5. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the results obtained with the treatment of this condition after two decades according to surgical procedure type...
  67. ncbi The optimal treatment of hydatid cyst of the liver: radical surgery with a significant reduced risk of recurrence
    Unal Aydin
    Department of General Surgery, Ege University, School of Medicine, Izmir
    Turk J Gastroenterol 19:33-9. 2008
    ..In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of radical surgical procedures and conservative interventions with respect to recurrence rates...
  68. doi Predictive factors of deep abdominal complications after operation for hydatid cyst of the liver: 15 years of experience with 672 patients
    Hadj Omar el Malki
    Surgery Department A, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
    J Am Coll Surg 206:629-37. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the predictive factors of DAC after LHC operation...
  69. ncbi Management of biliary duct confluence injuries produced by hepatic hydatidosis
    E Vicente
    General Surgery Department, Ramon y Cajal University Hospital, Alcala de Henares University, Madrid, Spain
    World J Surg 25:1264-9. 2001
    ..Conservative surgical approaches (partial cystectomy and cystojejunostomy) are the treatments of choice. Radical surgery is often a serious matter...
  70. ncbi Surgical treatment of hydatid disease of the liver. An experience from outside the endemic area
    Claudio M Franciosi
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Ospedale San Gerardo, II Università degli Studi di Milano, Bicocca, Italy
    Chir Ital 54:667-72. 2002
    ..Radical surgery, however, needs to be applied judiciously, and there is still an important role for conservative surgery...
  71. ncbi Posttraumatic free intraperitoneal rupture of liver cystic echinococcosis: a case series and review of literature
    Gurkan Ozturk
    Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
    Am J Surg 194:313-6. 2007
    ..A serious complication of cystic echinococcus (CE) is the rupture of the cysts. Free intra-abdominal rupture occurs in approximately 3.2% of all cases. Posttraumatic rupture of liver CE is very rare...
  72. ncbi Recurrence of hydatid disease
    T D Sielaff
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    World J Surg 25:83-6. 2001
    ..As with the treatment of primary disease, the preservation of liver function and minimizing the risk to the patient remain the guiding principles of therapy of local recurrence...
  73. ncbi Minimal access surgery for hydatid cyst disease: laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and retroperitoneoscopic approach
    P K Chowbey
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 13:159-65. 2003
    ..Minimal access surgery is a safe, effective, and viable option for the management of selected patients with hydatid cysts in various locations, such as the liver, lung, and retroperitoneum...
  74. ncbi Why fine-needle aspiration cytology is not an adequate diagnostic method for liver hydatid cyst
    Hadj Omar el Malki
    Arch Surg 142:690; author reply 690-1. 2007
  75. ncbi Primary disease recurrence after liver transplantation for alveolar echinococcosis: long-term evaluation in 15 patients
    S Bresson-Hadni
    Department of Hepatology, Besancon University Hospital, France
    Hepatology 30:857-64. 1999
    ..BZM therapy seems to stabilize residual foci. Anti-Eg immunoglobulin G (IgG) follow-up is the most useful test for early diagnosis of parasite recurrence...
  76. pmc European echinococcosis registry: human alveolar echinococcosis, Europe, 1982-2000
    Petra Kern
    University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:343-9. 2003
    ....
  77. doi Cystic undifferentiated sarcoma of liver in children: a pitfall diagnosis in endemic hydatidosis areas
    Slim Charfi
    Laboratoire d anatomie et de cytologie pathologiques, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax 3029, Tunisia
    J Pediatr Surg 43:E1-4. 2008
    ..Adjuvant chemotherapy was instituted. She remained well at 11 months of follow-up. Cystic appearance is a usual finding in UES. Differential diagnosis with hydatid cyst may be problematic in endemic hydatidosis areas...
  78. pmc An effective omentoplasty technique in laparoscopic surgery for hydatid disease of the liver
    Ediz Altinli
    University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Surgery Istanbul, Turkey
    JSLS 6:323-6. 2002
    ....
  79. ncbi Management of liver hydatid cysts with a large biliocystic fistula: multicenter retrospective study. Tunisian Surgical Association
    A Zaouche
    Surgical Unit A, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
    World J Surg 25:28-39. 2001
    ..Radical methods constituted operations that had excellent results, but they were feasible in only 10% of the cases...
  80. ncbi Intrahepatic bile duct rupture of hydatid cyst: a severe complication for the patient
    M Stamatakos
    2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Chirurgia (Bucur) 102:257-62. 2007
    ..Intrabiliary rupture, although rare, carries severe health risks; timely diagnosis and appropriate management of this entity are vital for the patient's survival...
  81. doi Severe disseminated hydatid disease successfully treated medically with prolonged administration of albendazole
    Ntobeko A Ntusi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    QJM 101:745-6. 2008
  82. ncbi Spinal hydatidosis
    Antonio Herrera
    Service of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2439-44. 2005
    ..Retrospective study...
  83. ncbi Innovative chemotherapeutical treatment options for alveolar and cystic echinococcosis
    A Hemphill
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Berne, Langgass strasse 122, CH 3012 Berne, Switzerland
    Parasitology 134:1657-70. 2007
    ....
  84. ncbi [33 year old Libanese woman with recurrent haemoptysis and cystic lesion of the lung]
    M Heinzlmann
    Abteilung für Infektions und Tropenmedizin, Medizinische Poliklinik, Klinikum der Universitat Munchen
    Internist (Berl) 47:523-7. 2006
    ..Two months after the start of the therapy only a small fibrotic residuum in the lung was seen. A spontaneous healing success seems unlikely because of the duration of the pulmonary cyst and the progressive symptoms before treatment...
  85. ncbi Occurrence of the G3 Indian buffalo strain of Echinococcus granulosus in cattle
    P Calderini
    Istituto Zooprofilattico del Lazio e della Toscana, Dip to Rieti, Italy
    Parassitologia 49:215-7. 2007
    ....
  86. ncbi Cystic echinococcosis in water buffaloes: epidemiological survey and molecular evidence of ovine (G1) and buffalo (G3) strains
    F Capuano
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, Portici NA, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 137:262-8. 2006
    ..The findings of the present survey represent the first epidemiological and molecular comprehensive studies on CE in water buffalo from an endemic area for E. granulosus...
  87. ncbi Liver cyst of echinococcus granulosus with rupture into the biliary tree--successful endoscopic and pharmaceutical treatment
    Larisa Dzirlo
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1674-5. 2006
  88. ncbi [Cystic echinococcosis in children in Tunisia: fertility and case distribution of hydatid cysts]
    M Oudni-M'Rad
    Laboratoire de parasitologie mycologie Code 99 UR 08 05, Faculte de Pharmacie, Département de biologie clinique B, 5000 Monastir, Tunisie
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 100:10-3. 2007
    ..The fertility of the cyst was independent of its site or its size and no incidence of age of children was detected. Nevertheless, the fertility rate is higher in females than in males for the liver localization...
  89. ncbi Intact germinal layer of liver hydatid cysts removed after administration of albendazole
    A Manouras
    Department of General Surgery, First Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, Hippocrateion Hospital, Athens Medical School, Q Sophia 114, 11527, Athens, Greece
    Neth J Med 65:112-6. 2007
    ..We report here our observations on the usefulness of preoperative chemotherapy in surgical outcome in terms of morbidity and recurrence...
  90. ncbi The prevalence, organ distribution and fertility of cystic echinoccosis in feral pigs in tropical North Queensland, Australia
    D Lidetul
    Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, National Animal Health Research Center, P O Box 04, Sebeta, Ethiopia
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 74:73-9. 2007
    ..The high prevalence rate and fertility of cysts in feral pigs confirm that feral pigs can take part in the sylvatic cycle of the parasite in the region. The public health significance of this observation is potentially very important...
  91. ncbi [Contribution of Western blotting to the diagnosis of hydatidosis]
    F Makni
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Mycologie, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisie
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 100:171-3. 2007
    ..This study proved the value added of Western blot compared to the other traditional techniques for the immunodiagnostic and the post-surgical monitoring of hydatidosis...
  92. ncbi Genotoxic effect of albendazole in pediatric patients with hepatic hydatid disease
    Sitki Oztas
    Department of Medical Genetics, Ataturk University Medical Faculty, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
    Int J Infect Dis 11:446-9. 2007
    ..Some adverse effects of albendazole are known. However, its genotoxic effect on humans has not been reported yet. In this study, we aimed to investigate the genotoxic effect of albendazole on human lymphocytes in vivo...
  93. ncbi Man with a right thigh mass
    Babafemi O Taiwo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:417, 462-3. 2007
  94. ncbi Human hydatidosis granulosus in greater Cairo, Egypt: with general review
    Badawyia B Ibrahim
    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:681-8. 2007
    ..Biopsies of infected liver and lung were processed for the histopathological studies and photographed. The results were discussed on the light of work done before Egypt...
  95. ncbi Hydatidosis granulosus in Egyptian slaughtered animals in the years 2000-2005
    Fouad M Haridy
    General Organization for Veterinary Services, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 36:1087-100. 2006
    ..000). A significant histopathologic positive correlation was between positive IHAT and fertility (Pearson correlation =0.148, p=0.003). The results were photographed and discussed...
  96. ncbi Echinococcus granulosus in northern Queensland. 1. Prevalence in cattle
    D J D Banks
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Aust Vet J 84:303-7. 2006
    ..To determine the effect of natural levels of infection on carcase weight and subsequent economic loss...
  97. ncbi [Invasion of the portal vein by a hydatid cyst. Review of the literature]
    Leire Zubiaurre Lizarralde
    Departamento de Digestivo Hospital Donostia San Sebastián España
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 29:405-8. 2006
    ..In addition to surgery, administration of albendazole is recommended. Administration should begin 4 days before extirpation and should be continued for more than 4 weeks...
  98. ncbi [Multifocal (spinal cord, thorax, abdomen) severe complicated hydatid disease]
    A Zidane
    Rev Pneumol Clin 63:62-4. 2007
  99. ncbi Cystic echinococcosis with perforation into the biliary tract in an eight-year-old girl
    S Warmann
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 12:134-7. 2002
    ..The girl received adjuvant chemotherapy with albendazol perioperatively and is still asymptomatic with no indications of disease 10 months after the operation...
  100. ncbi [Uncommon abdominal sites of hydatid disease. Our experience with the surgical treatment of 15 cases]
    Francesco Mosca
    Unita Operativa, Dipartimento di Chirurgia, Universita degli Studi di Catania, Azienda Ospedali Vittorio Emanuele, Ferrarotto e S Bambino, Catania
    Chir Ital 56:333-44. 2004
    ..The treatment of choice is surgical and complete removal of the cyst is the gold standard, but its feasibility is related to the location of the cyst...
  101. ncbi [Human alveolar echinococcosis: an emerging zoonosis in Hungary and Europe]
    Tamás Sréter
    Országos Allategészségügyi Intézet, Vadbetegségek és Parazitológiai Osztály, Budapest
    Orv Hetil 145:1655-63. 2004
    ..The aim of the present paper is to summarize the current knowledge on the life cycle and distribution of E. multilocularis, and the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and control of human alveolar echinococcosis...

Research Grants6

  1. PARASITIC ZOONOSIS (ECHINOCOCCOSIS) TRANSMISSION IN CHIN
    Philip Craig; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Predictive models will be tested in the two regional sites in China. ..
  2. Ecosystem disturbance and multiscale transmission of a zoonotic wildlife pathogen
    Philip Craig; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....