Management of Extra-Hepatopulmonary Hydatid Cysts (157 cases)

Çakır M., Balasar M., Küçükkartallar T., TEKİN A., Kartal A., Karahan Ö., ...More

Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi, vol.40, no.2, pp.72-76, 2016 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tpd.2016.4529
  • Journal Name: Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-76
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


OBJECTIVE: Hydatid cyst disease (HCD) is a zoonotic infestation of Echinococcus granulosus, which is frequently seen in some regions of the world. Unusual localization of Echinococcus granulosus is very rare. Hence, we would like to present our experience of identifying an extra-hepatopulmonary location of hydatid cysts. METHODS: A total of 157 patients with an unusual location of hydatid cysts treated between 2000 and 2012 were retrospectively evaluated according to their age, sex, symptoms, diagnosis, stage, location of the cyst, and treatment modality. RESULTS: Out of 157 patients, 68 were male and 89 were female. The mean age was 43.65 (4-85) years. The most involved organ was the spleen. The cysts were classified in 96, 57, and 4 patients as type I-II, III, and IV-V, respectively. CONCLUSION: The Puncture, Aspiration, Injection, and Reaspiration regimen should be the primary treatment option for hydatid cysts with unusual locations. As much as possible, organ-preserving surgery should be a treatment of choice in extra-hepatopulmonary hydatid cysts.