n SA Journal of Radiology - Encysted peritoneal hydatidosis with a hepatic hydatid cyst : case report

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Extracted from text ... 39 SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY ? September 2006 Hydatid disease is an important public health problem in many parts of the world, especially in sheep and cattle farming areas.1 Most human cases occur where dogs and livestock are raised together. Echinococcosis or hydatid disease is common in South Africa. It is usually hepatic or pulmonary and usually occurs in children. This particular case focuses on an adolescent with primary hydatid infection of the liver and spillage into the peritoneum. This resulted in encysted peritoneal hydatidosis. A 14-year-old girl was referred from a secondary level rural hospital with a vague history ..

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