Current trends in the diagnosis and management of cystic hydatid disease of the liver

J Commun Dis. 1996 Dec;28(4):221-30.


Cystic hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus most commonly involves the liver. Recent years have seen many changes in modalities of diagnosis and treatment of cystic disease in the liver. Currently used methods of immunodiagnosis, newer radiological modes of imaging, emerging non-surgical techniques of management and the impact of minimal access surgery in this disease are highlighted in the present review.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antiparasitic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Echinococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Echinococcosis / physiopathology
  • Echinococcosis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Immunologic Tests / methods*
  • Radiography


  • Antiparasitic Agents