Cristian Marcelo Castillo Paucar*
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Attending Physician of the General Hospital of Latacunga, Latacunga, Ecuador
*Corresponding Author: Cristian Marcelo Castillo Paucar, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Attending Physician of the General Hospital of Latacunga, Latacunga, Ecuador.
Received: April 24, 2023; Published: July 11, 2023
Hydatosis is a disease caused by the taenia metachlode Echinococcus. The primary phase of the disease is asymptomatic. The right hepatic lobe is affected in 85% of cases. Symptoms occur when the cyst reaches 10 cm in length. Semiology may include hepatomegaly, right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting, biliary colic, jaundice, cholangitis, pancreatitis, portal hypertension, Budd Chiari syndrome. The diagnosis is based on imaging and serological methods, with ultrasound having a sensitivity of 90 to 95%. We present the case of a 64-year-old female patient residing in a rural community in the Ecuadorian highlands who presented with a 2-month history of abdominal pain associated with fever and a general state of health. Imaging studies were performed, ultrasound supplemented with CT and MRI which were inconclusive. Liver biopsy was performed confirming the diagnosis of liver hydatidosis and establishing clinical treatment plus interventionism.
Keywords: Hepatic Hydatidosis; Echinococcus Granulosus; Gharbi Classification; Budd Chiari Syndrome; Parasitic Zoonosis
Citation: Cristian Marcelo Castillo Paucar. “Hepatic Hydatidosis, a Pathology to be Suspected Based on Epidemiology”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.8 (2023): 93-96.
Copyright: © 2023 Cristian Marcelo Castillo Paucar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.