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Cystic echinococcosis of the liver : a primer for hepatologists

Rinaldi, Francesca and Brunetti, Enrico and Neumayr, Andreas and Maestri, Marcello and Goblirsch, Samuel and Tamarozzi, Francesca. (2014) Cystic echinococcosis of the liver : a primer for hepatologists. World journal of hepatology, Vol. 6, H. 5. pp. 293-305.

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Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a complex, chronic and neglected disease with a worldwide distribution. The liver is the most frequent location of parasitic cysts. In humans, its clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe, potentially fatal disease. Four approaches exist in the clinical management of CE: surgery, percutaneous techniques and drug treatment for active cysts, and the "watch and wait" approach for inactive cysts. Allocation of patients to these treatments should be based on cyst stage, size and location, available clinical expertise, and comorbidities. However, clinical decision algorithms, efficacy, relapse rates, and costs have never been properly evaluated. This paper reviews recent advances in classification and diagnosis and the currently available evidence for clinical decision-making in cystic echinococcosis of the liver.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Medicine > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Neumayr, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Beijing Baishideng BioMed Scientific Co.]
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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