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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.33 - Nº 4 - Dic. 2017

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Clinical management of the hepatic cystic echinococcus, stage CE3b, combining medical treatment-surveillance strategy and waiting: a case report

DA ROSA D; ACUÑA AM; FIGUEREDO E; CALEGARI L; RUSO MARTÍNEZ L
Rev Med Urug 2017; 33: 269-273
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Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease with very heterogeneous clinical presentations. The possibility of symptomatic hepatic cysts be solved by surgery is the conduct of election. However, in asymptomatic cysts and in patients with high surgical risk, medical treatment with benzimidazolic combined with the strategy of watch and wait, may be an option to take into account. In the present work, we take as an example a case of hepatic hydatid disease with high surgical risk and analyze the potential benefits of establishing such therapeutic conduct and monitoring.