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Hydatid disease

Mustafa Kemal Demir, Ozlem Yapıcıer, Teyyub Hasanov, Baran Yılmaz, Türker Kılıç
Extra-axial hydatid disease (HD) is rare and may create a diagnostic challenge. Herein, we report an extremely rare case of calvarial HD with superior sagittal sinus invasion and an extension to the scalp with unusual magnetic resonance imaging findings simulating osteomyelitis and abscess. Recognition of detached endocystic membranes was the most important clue for the correct diagnosis. HD should be included in the differential diagnosis for a patient having a destructive skull lesion with peripheral enhancing extra-axial soft tissue component...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
Muhammet Arslan, Bozkurt Gulek, Hasan Ulas Ogur, Fulya Adamhasan
Hydatid cyst (echinococcosis) is an endemic parasitic disease, usually encountered in those dealing with agriculture and livestock. The most frequently affected organs are the liver and the lungs. The disease is very rarely encountered in soft tissues. Diagnosing a soft-tissue hydatid cyst may be challenging unless the mass possesses the characteristic features of a hydatid cyst. Soft-tissue hydatid cysts may be treated percutaneously, just like those encountered in the liver. In this case report, we present the radiological findings and modified percutaneous aspiration-injection-reaspiration (PAIR) treatment of a hydatid cyst located in the posterior aspect of the thigh...
March 7, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
C Yuan-Yuan, Z Guo-Ding, G U Ya-Ping, X U Xiang-Zhen, J Xiao-Lin, Z Hua-Yun, W Jie, L You-Sheng, Y Kun, C Jun
Objective To understand the integrated ability of parasitic disease prevention and control of professional personnel of Jiangsu Province through the contest. Methods Totally 56 players from the whole province were selected, and all the players participated in the contest. The theory knowledge and skill scores were collected and the statistical analyses were conducted. Results The average theoretical score of the participants was 88.86±15.56 and the passing rate was 91.1%. The average skill operating score was 69...
March 21, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
Qinghua Zhao, Jin Luo, Qin Zhang, Tianyan Leng, Lihua Yang
RATIONALE: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a parasitic zoonosis caused by echinococcus larvae. Manifestations of the disease include a severe damage to the liver and lung. Damages to the mesentery, omentum, spleen, brain, heart, bone, thyroid, kidney, and uterus are rarely observed. Moreover, primary ovarian and retroperitoneal hydatid disease is extremely rare, and is easily ignored or misdiagnosed. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of CE in a 34-year-old female who presented with an adnexal mass detected by B-ultrasound...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
S Hadj Rabia, F Benmoussa, A Benzaid, A Baz
The present preliminary study intends to evaluate the in vitro use of hydatid antigen and their antibodies once labeled with iodine 125(I125 ) and characterized from viewpoint of radiochemical purity and immunoreactivity. Radiolabelled molecules gave satisfactory purity of 94% and 96%-98%, for hydatid antigen and IgG respectively. As regards, the specific activity of these latter, varied between 4.79 and 5.97 μCi/μg. The specificity test of radiolabelled IgG against the hydatid membranes showed a significant recognition that increased proportionally according to the contact surface...
February 27, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
Hichem Jerraya, Ali Gaja, Mehdi Khalfallah, Chadli Dziri
Primitive hydatid disease of diaphragm is very rare. The preoperative diagnosis of this hydatid location represents a challenge for the radiologist. We reported a case of primitive hydatid cyst of the diaphragm not associated with other hydatid localizations which was diagnosed preoperatively. A 70 year-old woman with no previous medical history, complained of abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant for 7 months. The physical exam and the laboratory tests were unremarkable. Abdominal ultrasound showed multiloculated cystic lesion which appeared to be located in the hepatic dome suggestive of hydatid cyst of the liver...
April 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Azza A Elgendy, William MacDonald, Joseph Whitnah, Daniel Malone, Brandon Johnson, Nadia Huq
Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the colon are usually very rare and difficult to spot on a nonfunctional imaging. Metastatic lesions are mostly hypervascular, with only a small percentage appearing as cystic or hypovascular lesions. We present a case of a 34-year-old Hispanic female with a history of dull aching upper abdominal pain lasting for a few months. Initial abdominal ultrasound revealed multiple cystic lesions replacing the hepatic parenchyma concerning for a hydatid disease. Liver biopsy was obtained due to negative serology for hydatid disease, which surprisingly revealed a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor of unknown etiology...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Ayesha Mughal, Muhammad Saeed Minhas, Anisuddin Bhatti, Farooq Ahmed Moghul, Muhammad Muzzammil Sangani, Kashif Mehmood Khan, Afaq Alam, Mukesh Kumar, Amna Mughal
Hydatid disease is helminthic infection caused by tape worm echinococcus granulosis. It commonly involves liver (65-75%) and the lungs (25 to 30%). Involvement of bones and skeletal muscle is very rare, i.e. 3 to 5%. This is the report of a 21-year girl, city resident, presented with mass involving left proximal thigh. The mass was painless and had gradually increased in size over three years. MRI revealed solid cum cystic lesion in vastus medialis muscle. Tru-Cut needle biopsy of the lesion revealed necrotic material...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Sara Baldo, Leonello Tacconi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Yu Qing, Han Shuai, Wang Qiang, Xue Jing-Bo
OBJECTIVE: To report the integrated progress of the hydatid disease information management system, and to provide the reference for further system improvements by analysis of results on simulation test feedback. METHODS: The work of institutional code matching by collecting fundamental and integrated information of the system in epidemic areas of hydatid disease was carried out, and professional control agencies were selected to carry out the simulation test. RESULTS: The results of agencies code matching at stage indicated the average completion rate was 94...
June 8, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
Gao Shu-Feng, Han Xiu-Min, Zhang Xue-Fei, Wang Yong-Shun, Wang Wei, Guo Ya-Min, Li Yong-Shou
OBJECTIVE: To determine the susceptibility genes and resistance genes in HLA-DRB1 alleles in Tibetan patients with cystic and alveolar hydatid diseases, so as to provide the references for the research of the genetic characteristics and infection mechanism of Tibetan hydatid diseases. METHODS: The case control method was applied. The Tibetan patients with cystic and alveolar hydatid diseases (63 and 73 cases respectively) in Yushu and Guoluo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and unrelated healthy people (60 cases) in this area were selected as the study subjects...
October 23, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
Mostafa D A Azadi, Shadi Hassanjili, Khalil Zarrabi, Bahador Sarkari
Cystic echinococcosis (CE)/hydatid cyst is one of the most important helminthic diseases in the world. The treatment of hydatid cyst ranges from surgical intervention to chemotherapy, although the efficacy of chemotherapy is still unclear. Postoperative complication which results from the spillage of cysts during surgical operation is one of the most important concerns in surgical treatment of hydatid cyst. The aim of the current study was to solidify the hydatid cyst fluid (HCF) with an injectable and thermosensitive chitosan (CS)/carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)/β-glycerol phosphate (BGP) hydrogel for effective control of spillage during the aspiration of hydatid cysts...
February 19, 2018: Progress in Biomaterials
Dario Giambelluca, Roberto Cannella, Giovanni Caruana, Dario Picone, Massimo Midiri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Fnu Salman, Muhammad Ihtesham Khan, Ishtiaq Hussain, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah
Hydatid disease in humans is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. It most commonly involves the liver and, to a lesser extent, the lungs and spleen; however, it is known to involve other areas, too. Involvement of bone by hydatid cyst is rare. Here, we describe the case of a 37-year-old woman who presented with pain in the left groin and swelling in the left thigh. The radiological imaging showed a fracture of the femoral neck and cysts in the shaft of the femur. Diagnosis of hydatid cyst was confirmed on the basis of histopathology of biopsy specimens...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
J Li, G Guo, Z Z Zhang, W B Zhang
Alveolar and cystic echinococcosis are important zoonotic diseases caused by the dog/fox tapeworms of Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, which are distributed in almost whole the world. The diseases remarkably impact on the people's health and economic development of communities. Echinococcus tapeworms need two mammalian animals to complete their lifecycle. The worms undergo different developmental stages (adult, egg/oncosphere, cyst, and protoscolex). Each stage has its own distinct physiological characteristics...
February 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
Mohamed E Ahmed, Bashir Salim, Martin P Grobusch, Imadeldin E Aradaib
BACKGROUND: Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) is the causative agent of cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is a cosmopolitan zoonotic parasitic disease infecting humans and a wide range of mammalian species including cattle. Currently, little information is available on the genetic diversity of Echinococcus species among livestock in Sudan. In the present study, fifty (n = 50) hydatid cysts were collected from cattle carcasses (one cyst sample per animal) at Al-kadarou slaughterhouse, Khartoum North, Sudan...
February 1, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Mehmet Dumlu Aydin, Nuh Cagri Karaavci, Mehmet Emin Akyuz, Mehmet Hakan Sahin, Mete Zeynal, Ayhan Kanat, Mehmet Nur Altinors
OBJECTIVES: In hydatid disease, the central nervous system is affected approximately in 2% to 3% of patients. Surgical management in these patients is important. To develop a surgical technique to avoid the formation of great volume of cavity after hydatid cyst removal and prevent complications associated with brain collapse and cortical convolution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 2 patients, hydatid cysts were delivered by this new technique. A balloon filled with 150 cc of sterile air/distilled water was placed in the cavity until the balloon filled the entire cavity...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Deepak Gautam, Rajesh Malhotra, Siddharth Dubey
Hydatid disease of long bone is a rare presentation. Chemotherapy and surgery constitute the standard treatment of choice. Non-union of a pathological fracture of femur particularly due to hydatid disease has been known to be resistant to treatment. These resistant cases require combination drug chemotherapy and excision of the lesion. Reconstruction of a large skeletal defect following resection of the lesion poses a challenge to the orthopaedic surgeons. We discuss the staged treatment of hydatid disease of shaft of femur with resection and cement spacer application followed by reconstruction using massive skeletal allograft under cover of combination drug chemotherapy...
January 23, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Qingdong Li, Chen Qiu, Junfeng Zhou, Pingcuo Yixi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Aisha Khan, Kashf Naz, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Waseem Haider, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Sumaira Farrakh, Wu Weiping, Guan Yayi
BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a human and animal health problem in many endemic areas worldwide. It is considered a neglected zoonotic disease caused by the larval form (hydatid cyst) of Echinococcus spp. tapeworm. There are limited studies on echinococcosis in Pakistan. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to find out recent knowledge, attitudes and practices on the occurrence of cystic echinococcosis in butchers and dog owners in both urban and rural areas of Rawalpindi/Islamabad regions, Pakistan...
January 22, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
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