Diagnostic evaluation and surgical management of hydatid disease of the liver

@article{Safioleas1994DiagnosticEA,
  title={Diagnostic evaluation and surgical management of hydatid disease of the liver},
  author={Michael C. Safioleas and E Misiakos and Christine Manti and Demetrios Katsikas and Gregory Skalkeas},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={18},
  pages={859-865}
}
Human echinococcosis is still endemic in some areas of the world, including Mediterranean countries. Because there is no effective medical therapy, surgery remains the principal mode of treatment. A consecutive series of 132 patients operated on for liver hydatid disease between January 1977 and February 1993 were analyzed. There were 60 men (45.4%) and 72 women (54.6%) aged 31 to 88 years (mean 56 years). The right lobe of the liver was affected in 68 cases (51.5%), the left lobe in 31 cases… CONTINUE READING
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