Hydatid Cyst Disease

Optimal Management of Complex Liver Involvement

Jacob Moore, BA; Varun Gupta, MD; Mohammed Y. Ahmed, MD; Barbu Gociman, MD, PhD


South Med J. 2011;104(3):222-224. 

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While many treatment options are available for the management of hydatid disease when dealing with a large symptomatic liver cyst, the most common procedure used in the US is open partial cystopericystectomy with control of the residual cavity by omentoplasty. In the presence of biliary leak, this should be complemented by local control of the leak and endoscopic sphincterotomy. The procedure is safe, quick, technically uncomplicated, and has a very low recurrence rate.


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