hydatid disease


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hydatid

 [hi´dah-tid]
2. any cystlike structure.
hydatid disease an infection, usually of the liver, caused by larval forms (hydatid cysts) of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, and characterized by the development of expanding cysts. In the infection caused by E. granulosus, single or multiple cysts that are unilocular in character are formed, and in that caused by E. multilocularis, the host's tissues are invaded and destroyed as the cysts enlarge by peripheral budding. Called also echinococcosis.
hydatid of Morgagni a cystlike remnant of the müllerian duct attached to a testis or fallopian tube.
sessile hydatid the hydatid of Morgagni connected with a testis.
stalked hydatid the hydatid of Morgagni connected with a fallopian tube.

hy·da·tid dis·ease

infection of humans, sheep, and most other herbivorous and omnivorous mammals with larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus cyst; frequently found in the liver.

hydatid disease

See Hydatid cyst disease.

hy·da·tid dis·ease

(hī'dă-tid di-zēz')
Infection with the metacestode larvae of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus.

hydatid disease

A disorder caused by ingesting tapeworm eggs so that the part of the worm life-cycle that normally occurs in dogs or pigs affects a human person. The worm embryos enter the bloodstream from the intestines and are carried to the liver, lungs, muscles and brain where they form cysts that gradually increase in size, causing variable damage. Brain cysts can cause EPILEPSY. Surgical removal of dangerous cysts may be necessary.
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* All patients presenting with hydatid disease of Liver above 18 years.
Percutaneous treatment of hydatid disease may be an alternative therapy to surgery due to a short hospital stay, less morbidity, and no mortality and recurrence (8,29).
Diagnosis of hydatid disease of abdomen and thorax by ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology.
Hydatid disease due to Echinococcus granulosus involves bone in about 1% of all cases.
Recurrence and long-term outcome after open cystectomy with omentoplasty for hepatic hydatid disease in an endemic area.
Sudden death due to hydatid disease: a six-year study in the northern part of Tunisia.
In Thomson RCA & Lymbery AJ (eds): Echinococcus and Hydatid Disease. Wallingford, Oxon, UK, CAB International, 1995; pp 355-419.
Salomonlooijen, "Hydatid disease of the pelvis and the femur: A case report," Acta Orthopaedica, vol.
Cyst hydatid disease is a parasitic infection that is seen all over the world and it is endemic in the southern parts of Middle East, Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, India, and southern parts of Europe [9].
Omentum is among the organs which are rarely affected by Hydatid disease, which pose a diagnostic challenge [4].
Hydatid disease, a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus.
A survey of more than 780,000 cattle slaughtered in New South Wales between 2013 and 2015 revealed that 5.5 per cent were infected with hydatid disease. Hydatid disease results from accidental ingestion of eggs of the tiny hydatid tapeworm that infects domestic and wild canids.