echinococcosis

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Synonyms for echinococcosis

infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms)

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Our study on "Clinical profile of Hydatid Cyst of Liver" done in Surgery department of Sri Aurobindo Medical College and P.G.
Histopathological diagnosis was hydatid cyst. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test for hydatid disease was negative.
Out of 67 sheep aged equal or less than one year, 21(31.3%) were infected with Hydatid cyst while, 69 (57%) of 121 sheep aged more than one year recorded as infected .
Preparation of protoscolex suspension: Infested sheep livers containing hydatid cysts were collected from the governmental slaughterhouse and locally cleansed with povidone iodine solution in the laboratory.
(12, 15-17, 19) Nevertheless, the long exposure time of their application is not suitable for hydatid cyst surgery or the PAIR technique.
Sudden death due to hydatid cyst: thirty-four medicolegal autopsy cases.
Usually, hydatid cysts infect liver and lungs but rarely only in one or two percent of the cases they attack the brain.
Echinococcus IgG was generally found positive in 57% pulmonary hydatid cyst patients in our study It has been seen that cysts rupture is the only factor that affects Echinococcus IgG positivity In addition, it is found that Echinococcus IgG positivity is very low in intact cysts; further the number of cysts in the lung, cyst diameter cyst location, extrapulmonary involvement, age, and gender do not affect Echinococcus IgG positivity.
Before the treatment, clear fluid-like rock juice and high pressure of the cyst were accepted as evidence of the hydatid cyst viability.
The surface of the hydatid cysts was sterilized using 70% ethyl alcohol, then the fluid was withdrawn with the protoscolices using a 10 ml syringe with a 21 gauge needle to reduce pressure inside the hydatid cyst, then opened the hydatid cysts with a sterile medical scalpel and extracted the secondary hydatid cysts and the germinated layer and placed in a sterile Petri dish containing a solution of Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) (Figure 3).
A CT scan abdomen with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) gave a diagnosis of hydatid cyst of the liver with pancreatitis, cholangitis and jaundice due to involvement of the biliary tree and common bile duct ERCP was done and a stent was placed after which the patient was referred to general surgery department where the resection of cyst was performed under general anaesthesia.
In hydatid cyst disease, the most commonly involved organ is the lung in children (1, 2).
Intramyocardial hydatid cyst involving the left ventricle
Hydatid cyst, which is a parasitic infestation caused by Echinococcus granulosus leading to hydatid disease, is endemic in several regions of the world.