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[Update on cystic echinococcosis of the liver].


Hepatic cystic echinococcosis (HCE), is a cosmopolitan parasitic zoonosis. Autochtonous HCE cases are rare and the majority of cases are imported from endemic areas. It induces the development in the liver of Echinococcus granulosus larvae. Extrahepatic localizations are also possible. Cyst development is slow with an often-late diagnosis. In Switzerland, HCE discovery is usually fortuitous, during an abdominal radiological examination. More rarely, an acute clinical picture reveals a complication that can be severe or even fatal. The diagnosis is based on ultrasound findings that allows cyst characterization according to the WHO classification. This guides the therapeutic choice: simple monitoring, albendazole therapy, percutaneous procedures or surgery.
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hal-03536859 , version 1 (20-01-2022)


  • HAL Id : hal-03536859 , version 1
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Caroline Bastid, Sylvain Terraz, Christian Toso, François Chappuis, Laurent Spahr, et al.. [Update on cystic echinococcosis of the liver].. Revue medicale suisse, 2021, 17 (748), pp.1466-1473. ⟨hal-03536859⟩


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