When should patients with hydatid cysts be transferred for treatment?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Imad S Dandan, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Several criteria must be met in medical centers in order for patients to be treated appropriately. The lack of any of the following criteria should lead to patient transfer:

  • Medical staff experienced in the treatment of echinococcosis (eg, surgeons, radiologists, infectious disease consultants)

  • Medical centers that are able to provide the services for treatment (eg, well-equipped intensive care unit and surgical ward, well-equipped operating room, diagnostic radiology and laboratory facilities)

  • Availability of scolicidal agents


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