Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Fethi Derbel

Clinique les Oliviers


Meriem Braiki

Sidi Bouzid Regional Hospital


Echinococcus Granulosus Echinococcus Multilocularis Cystic Echinococcosis Echinococcus Species Contamination Mode Alveolar Echinococcosis Serology Imaging Open Surgery Laparoscopy Hydatid Cyst

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About the book

Echinococcosis is a type of zoonosis leading to hydatid disease which is endemic in several areas. Cystic echinococcosis is frequently described. Slowly growing cysts commonly affect liver, lungs and the brain, but multiple organs could be simultaneously involved.

The diagnosis of echinococcosis is quite easy and based on clinical presentation, imaging findings and serology. Echinococcosis management depends mainly on cystic size and location. Surgical treatment is essential and considered as the basic therapeutic approach. However, medical and percutaneous treatments could be recommended in selective cases.
Echinococcosis is a real public health problem, and the prevention strategy is necessary to eradicate the disease.

This book aims to provide an update overview of the current researches as well as advances on echinococcosis management. This book is highlighting the progress in therapeutic options and prevention strategy for the disease.
This book is intended for different specialists including internists, thoracic and visceral surgeons, pediatric surgeons and parasitologists.  

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 19th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 8th 2019

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Review results due: January 27th 2020

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Expected publication date: March 27th 2020

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About the editor

Fethi Derbel

Clinique les Oliviers

Professor Fethi Derbel was born in 1960 in Tunisia. He received his medical degree from the Sousse Faculty of Medicine at Sousse, Tunisia. He completed his surgical residency in General Surgery at the University Hospital Farhat Hached of Sousse and was a member of Unit of Liver Transplantation at the University of Rennes, France. He is presently working in the department of surgery in Sahloul Hospital, Sousse. His hospital activities are mostly concerned with laparoscopic, colorectal,pancreatic, hepato-biliary and gastric surgery. He is a professor at the school of Medicine in Djibouti, past member of the medical committee in the University Hospital Sahloul, Sousse, member of the National College of Surgeons in Tunisia. He has published many articles in journals and collaborates intensively with IntechOpen as an editor.

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