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Echinococcus of the Liver Treated with Laparoscopic Hepatectomy

By Erina N Foster and Gabor Hertz

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Echinococcosis or hydatid disease is endemic to many countries around the world where livestock, mainly sheep and cattle, are raised with dogs who act as the definitive hosts for the adult phase of the echinococcal tapeworm. We report a case of a man, age 22 years, who emigrated from Kyrgyzstan as a teenager, presenting with abdominal fullness and nausea and found to have a 9 cm echinococcal cyst of the liver which was successfully treated with laparoscopic hepatectomy because of a very favorable location

Topics: Case Studies
Publisher: The Permanente Journal
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2912090
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