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Hydatid liver disease - a review of the literature

Valentin Ignatov, Nikola Kolev, Georgi Ivanov, Anton Tonev, Vilian Platikanov, Aleksandar Zlatarov, Georgi Todorov, Krasimir Ivanov

Abstract

Hydatid cyst disease of the liver is a worldwide parasitosis with significant debilitating effect on the patients. In Bulgaria, the most important biological reservoir and the final host is the dog. The distribution of the disease in the territory of the country is variable. Advances of laboratory and imaging diagnostic methods provide new options for multimodal approach. Surgery has been mainstay of treatment, however, new minimally invasive methods such as laparoscopic surgery and PAIR present with advantages in selected patients. Perioperative therapy diminishes postoperative relapses. In the present review, new data about the epidemiology and recent achievements in diagnosis and management of hydatid liver disease are presented.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2013; 45(2): 17-22.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v45i2.315

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Valentin Ignatov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

First Clinic of Surgery, St. Marina University Hospital of Varna

Nikola Kolev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

First Clinic of Surgery, St. Marina University Hospital of Varna

Georgi Ivanov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

First Clinic of Surgery, St. Marina University Hospital of Varna

Anton Tonev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

First Clinic of Surgery, St. Marina University Hospital of Varna

Vilian Platikanov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, St. Marina University Hospital of Varna

Aleksandar Zlatarov
St. Marina University Hospital of Varna
Bulgaria

First Clinic of Surgery

Georgi Todorov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

First Clinic of Surgery, St. Marina University Hospital of Varna

Krasimir Ivanov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

First Clinic of Surgery, St. Marina University Hospital of Varna

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