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.