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Vol. 95. Issue 7.
Pages 404 (August - September 2017)
Vol. 95. Issue 7.
Pages 404 (August - September 2017)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cireng.2017.03.011
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Alveolar Echinococcus, a Rare Cause of Liver Transplantation
Equinococosis alveolar: una causa infrecuente de trasplante hepático
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Recep Sade, Gokhan Polat
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, Hayri Oğul, Mecit Kantarci
Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
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A 14-year-old child came to our pediatric clinic complaining of intermittent abdominal pain. Liver function tests showed deterioration. Multidetector computed tomography was performed, which revealed a non-enhanced solid mass. Computed tomography discovered calcifications in the mass (Fig. 1). With a pathology specimen, the mass was diagnosed as alveolar echinococcosis. The patient is currently awaiting liver transplantation.

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Echinococcosis is an endemic parasitic disease, but it has begun to be seen in Europe. Symptoms may occur too late, and liver involvement can lead to liver failure. It is a particularly rare cause of liver transplantation in children.

Please cite this article as: Sade R, Polat G, Oğul H, Kantarci M. Equinococosis alveolar: una causa infrecuente de trasplante hepático. Cir Esp. 2017;95:404.

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