Long-term results of percutaneously treated multiple hepatic and splenic hydatid cysts in a pregnant woman

Percutaneous treatment of hydatid cyst in pregnancy

  • Suleyman Bakdik Necmettin Erbakan University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
  • Serdar Arslan University of Health Sciences, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
  • Fatih Oncu University of Health Sciences, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: catheterization, hydatid cyst, pregnancy, interventional radiology

Abstract

Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus, which is endemic worldwide. This parasitic tapeworm can produce cysts in almost every organ of the body; however, the liver and lungs are the most frequently targeted. 37‑year-old multigravida woman with a 10-week pregnancy in whom multiple splenic and liver hydatid cysts were detected by ultrasound. All splenic and liver hydatid cysts were treated percutaneously under US guidance during the 14th week of pregnancy. The catheterization method was used in the treatment of all hydatid cysts. Alcohol was also used as scolicidal and sclerosing agent in all procedures. There were no major complications. A cystobiliary fistula developed in a hydatid cyst treated in the liver. A healthy baby was delivered vaginally at term.

Published
2018-08-31
How to Cite
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Bakdik S, Arslan S, Oncu F (2018) Long-term results of percutaneously treated multiple hepatic and splenic hydatid cysts in a pregnant woman. J Infect Dev Ctries 12:680-682. doi: https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.10104
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