Clinical characterization of unusual cystic echinococcosis in southern part of Turkey


AKCAM A. T. , ÜLKÜ A., KOLTAŞ İ. S. , İZOL V. , BİÇER Ö. S. , KILICBAGIR E., ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE, cilt.34, ss.508-516, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5144/0256-4947.2014.508
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.508-516

Özet

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The incidence of primary extrahepatic cystic echinococcosis (CE) is rare. Generally, radiological and serological findings can help establish the diagnosis of hepatic and pulmonary CE, but a CE in an unusual location with atypical radiological findings may complicate the differential diagnosis. The objective of this study is to present the characteristics of cases with extrahepatic CE in respect of sites of involvement, clinical presentations, radiological findings, serological diagnostic evaluations, and outcomes of infected patients.