Curr Health Sci J, vol. 36, no. 4, 2010

Therapeutic Problems In Complicated Liver Hydatid Cyst Title

[Original paper]

M. Pirscoveanu, M. Munteanu, P Manescu, Anca Ruxanda, L Vasile

Department of Surgery, County Emergency University Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova


The treatment of the liver hydatid cyst is by far from being well codified and continues to be the subject of countless medical contradictions. The numerous surgical therapeutic methods proposed are approved or disapproved by various surgeons, so that it is very difficult to appreciate the value of a surgical procedure which appears very efficient in certain statistics but which generates complications and new surgical interventions in other statistics. This is mainly due to the structural and evolutional polymorphism of the liver hydatid cyst. The apparition of the complications in the evolution of the liver hydatid cyst, encountered in more than one third of the cases, raises even more problems concerning the choice of an ideal therapeutic conduct. In the present study we have tried to make an analysis of the surgical treatment types used in complicated liver hydatid cyst and we pursued the morbidity, the mortality and hospitalization duration for each surgical procedure used.

liver hydatid cyst, complications, liver posthydatid remnant cavity

M. Pirscoveanu, MD PhD Stud, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Str petru Rares nr. 4, 200456, Craiova, Dolj, Romania e-mail:

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.36.04.10 - Download PDF