The Eurasian Journal of Medicine

Diagnostic and Management Perspectives in Alveolar Echinococcosis: Review of Literature


Ataturk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Erzurum, Turkey


Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Erzurum, Turkey


Ataturk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey

Eurasian J Med 2022; 54: Supplement S10-S15
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2022.22308
Read: 889 Downloads: 382 Published: 01 December 2022

Alveolar echinococcosis is a life-threatening zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. The disease usually primarily involves the liver and shows tumor-like growth. Early diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis is difficult because the disease is usually asymptomatic in the early stages. Untreated cases are fatal and result in death within 10 years of liver involvement. In the diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis, the patient's medical history, radiological imaging findings, and serological and histopathological tests are used together. Radiological imaging methods are very important for early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the disease. In this article, we wanted to review the diagnosis and treatment of alveolar echinococcosis and emphasize the importance of keeping it in mind, especially in cystic lesions of the liver, and the importance of early diagnosis of the disease.

Cite this article as: Aydin F, Yalcin A, Karaman A, Sade R, Ozturk G, and Alper F. Diagnostic and management perspectives in alveolar echinococcosis: Review of literature. Eurasian J Med., 2022;54(Suppl. 1):S10-S15.

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