Long-term results of percutaneously treated multiple hepatic and splenic hydatid cysts in a pregnant woman
Percutaneous treatment of hydatid cyst in pregnancy
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.
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