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Abdominal echinococcosis during pregnancy: clinical aspects and management of a series of cases in Chile.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15267052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twelve pregnant women with hydatid disease are presented with median age of 29; 11 (91.7%) had a liver cyst and one (8.3%) had a kidney cyst as the primary disease location. Four (33.3%) had additional cysts located in the pelvis, peritoneal cavity and/or spleen; eight (66.7%) had two or more abdominal cysts. Three patients (25.0%) had surgery at the 3rd month after delivery and nine (75.0%) during their pregnancy. There was no histological evidence of hydatid disease in placentas, and no serological evidence of echinococcosis in the newborns was confirmed. One patient died after surgery. After a mean follow-up time of 39.5 months, we found one recurrent case of pelvic hydatid disease. Management of abdominal echinococcosis during pregnancy is an uncommon and difficult problem owing to the serious potential risks for mother and child.
Carlos Manterola; Rodolfo Espinoza; Sergio Muñoz; Manuel Vial; Luis Bustos; Héctor Losada; Manuel Barroso
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-22     Completed Date:  2004-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Hospital Regional de Temuco and Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
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MeSH Terms
Chile / epidemiology
Delivery, Obstetric / statistics & numerical data
Echinococcosis / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Echinococcosis, Hepatic / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  etiology
Kidney Diseases / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  etiology
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  etiology

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