Role of Ultrasound of Hydatid Cyst in Human
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Review Papers | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Role of Ultrasound of Hydatid Cyst in Human

Dr Ibrahim Abdalla Mohamed elshikh, Dr Omar Hassan Amer, Dr Abdelhamid Albaid, Zakaria Ali almushaiti

Hydatid disease (echinococcosis) is a zoonotic infection of humans caused by Echinococcus granulosus. The disease poses an important public health problem in many areas of the world, particularly among populations that practice sheep husbandry. The prevalence of the disease is reported to be high in Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, due to the presence of sheep and dogs living in close contact with humans, especially among the Bedouins. Studies of the disease in the Kingdom have shown multi-organ involvement, including the heart. A relatively high frequency of pulmonary, hepatic and pancreatic hydatid disease has been reported, presumably because of airborne spread, with the lungs acting as the first filter Most published studies on hydatid disease address clinical and/or management experiences, most which are comparable in many instances. However, this study describes the epidemiology of hydatid disease among diagnosed patients admitted to a major hospital in Alqassim, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords: Hydatid Cyst in Human, Ultasound and CT

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Pages: 3113 - 3114

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Dr Ibrahim Abdalla Mohamed elshikh, Dr Omar Hassan Amer, Dr Abdelhamid Albaid, Zakaria Ali almushaiti, "Role of Ultrasound of Hydatid Cyst in Human", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB155019, Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015, 3113 - 3114

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