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Case Report A Clinical Case Report of Hydatid Cyst of Liver.
Jung Mi Kim, Kyo Won Choi, Heon Ju Lee
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2001;18(1):138-143
Published online: June 30, 2001
Department of Interal Medicine College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
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In humans, echinococcal species produce cystic lesions primarily involving the liver and lung. Echinococcal infection is caused far more commonly by Echinococcus granulosa than by E. multilocularis, which accounts for less than 5 percent of all cases of hydatid liver disease. Hydatid disease occurs principally in sheep grazing areas, particularly in the Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Yugoslavia, Middle East, and South American countries, but with increasing migration and traveling, this disease now has a worldwide distribution. This disease is rare in Korea and only few cases have been reported. This is a clinical case report of hydatid cyst of liver caused by Echinococcus granulosus in a 52-year-old man who had been dispatched in the Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.

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