Higher magnification identified a parasite (a hydatid protoscolex) within a hepatic venule (Figures 4&5) and a diagnosis of hydatid disease
(Echinococcus granulosus) was made.
Treatment of hydatid disease
of adrenals is mostly surgical and the operation of choice is removal of cyst preserving ipsilateral kidney and, if possible, the remaining adrenal gland to provide adequate haemostasis.
of spine may cause inflammation in the spinal cord.
is endemic in sheep-raising regions of the world, such as South America, New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East and Mediterranean areas.
Key words: Echinococcus spp, childhood, hydatid disease
Unusual imaging characteristics of complicated hydatid disease
- also known as Echinococcosis or cystic hydatid disease
- results from infection with the larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus.
0% of all hydatid disease
cases, but in highly endemic areas, orbital hydatid cysts have been reported to represent up to 25.
Diagnosis and management of hydatid liver disease in children: a report of 156 patients with hydatid disease
Alveolar hydatid disease
(Echinococcus multilocularis) in the liver of a Canadian dog in British Columbia, a newly endemic region.
is a prevalent parasitic infection in sheep-rearing areas such as the Northern Cape.
solium infection in HIV-infected patients commonly manifests as neurocysticercosis, while hydatid disease
presents with cystic lesions in the liver and lungs.