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Fattahi Masoom S, Sharifi N. Alveolar Hydatid disease: a case report. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2007; 20 (4) :205-207
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-389-en.html
Department of General and Thoracic Surgery and Pathology,Ghaem Hospital, Ahmadabad st.,Mashad, Iran , sh.fatahi@yahoo.com
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 Alvelolar hydatid disease is caused by E. multilocularis. Human infection occurs at the larval stage of this small tape worm (1.2 to 4.5 mm). In this article we studied alveolar hydatid disease in a 50 year old woman who presented with a hepatic mass. Liver biopsy and histopathologic evaluation showed alvelolar hydatidosis of the liver. Then resection of the left lobe of liver was done, with medical treatment with oral Albendazole (15 mg/kg/12h) for 6 weeks with 2 week intervals. The drug was continued for 4 courses. 5 year follow up of the patient was satisfactory without any complaint.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Thoracic Surgery

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