Intact germinal layer of liver hydatid cysts removed after administration of albendazole.


BACKGROUND Hydatid disease is a common health problem especially in Mediterranean and sheep-farming countries, caused by infection with the metacestode stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus. The liver is the most frequent primary site of Echinococcus granulosus infection in humans. Surgery remains the main treatment modality for cystic hepatic hydatid disease… (More)


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