Hepatic hydatidosis is a worldwide disease with a high socio-economic cost in endemic areas. Until recently, only professionals working in these areas treated hydatidosis patients, but now, due to migration and increasing intercontinental travel, any medical doctor may have to attend to patients with hydatid disease. Therefore, proper training in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients is necessary, not just in endemic areas which already have extensive experience in managing the disease, but also in institutions in countries like the United States where hydatidosis is still rare. In this book, we update all the epidemiological, radiological, clinical and therapeutic topics in liver hydatidosis. The chapters are written by a multidisciplinary group of physicians involved in treatment of the disease: microbiologists, gastroenterologists, internists, radiologists and surgeons. We conduct a complete review of all the treatment options in hydatidosis, including antiparasitic drugs, PAIR and surgery.
Table of Contents:
Preface; Epidemiology & Microbiology of Hepatic Echinococcosis; Radiology of Liver Hydatidosis; Clinical Symptoms & Serological Tests in Liver Hydatidosis; Endoscopy Techniques in Liver Hydatidosis; Medical Treatment of Liver Hydatidosis; PAIR in Liver Hydatidosis; Surgical Treatment of Hepatic Hydatidosis: Which Treatment for Which Patient?; Conservative Surgery in Liver Hidatidosis; Radical Surgery in Liver Hydatidosis; Laparoscopic Treatment For Liver Hydatidosis: A Systematic Review; Difficult Surgical Situations in Liver Hydatidosis; Liver Transplantation in Hydatidosis; Alveolar Hydatidosis; Extrahepatic Intraabdominal Hydatidosis; Evidence-Based Medicine in Liver Hydatidosis; Index.