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Hydatid disease of the liver: the first indigenous case in Thailand and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15279358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors describe the first indigenous case of hepatic hydatid disease in Thailand. A 58-year-old female presented with progressive right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort over a 6-month period. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a solitary cystic lesion 11 x 12 x 13 centimeter in size at the left lobe of the liver. She had never been abroad and had no livestock exposure. The first operation was complicated by spillage of the parasite which required a combination of albendazole and praziquantel and a second operation for intracystic instillation of hypertonic saline solution. Unfortunately, uncontrolled generalized seizures developed due to severe hypernatremia. She never regained consciousness and expired 3 weeks after admission. In addition, the authors also reviewed previous reports of hydatid disease in Thailand. To date, only 9 cases have been reported since 1932.
Authors:
Pattaya Riengchan; Chusana Suankratay; Henry Wilde; Voranuch Thanakit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-28     Completed Date:  2004-08-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Echinococcosis, Hepatic / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  surgery
Fatal Outcome
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Reoperation
Thailand / epidemiology

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