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Laparoscopy for liver hydatid disease: where do we stand today? Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2009 Dec;19(6):419-23

Date

12/23/2009

Pubmed ID

20027080

DOI

10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181c30ed1

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-74949110939   7 Citations

Abstract

Hydatid disease mostly affects the liver with Echinococcus granulosus being the most common organism. Surgery remains the gold standard in terms of therapy for patients with echinococcosis of the liver despite significant economic costs, advances in medical treatment, and interventional radiology. Laparoscopy, as a minimally invasive surgery, has well-known clinical advantages over traditional surgery. Several reports have confirmed the benefit of a laparoscopic approach to liver hydatid disease. We describe our technique and analyze numerous reports of laparoscopic hydatid liver surgery along with our results.

Author List

Sharma D, Babu R, Borgharia S, Baruah D, Thomas S, Kumar A

Author

Dhiraj Baruah MD Assistant Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Albendazole
Animals
Anthelmintics
Echinococcosis, Hepatic
Echinococcus granulosus
Female
Humans
Laparoscopy
Male
Middle Aged
Young Adult
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