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Hydatid disease in Himachal pradesh

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: January 15th, 2010 | 0 Comments

>l>115 patients presenting with Hydatid disease to the Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali , from April 1996 to March 2007 were studied. 78% (n=90) of the occurrences were hepatic. There were other varied sites of occurrence. All patients underwent surgical cystectomy. Scolicidal deactivation after 1st March 2003 was performed in thirty two patients using a “aspiration injection and reaspiration technique (AIR)”. There was no mortality. There were five documented recurrences in our series all of which were in non “AIR” cystectomies.
Hydatid disease is not uncommon in Himachal Pradesh. Sites of occurrence are varied though hepatic (right lobe) and pulmonary are most common. Non specific presenting complaints warrant a high index of suspicion and subsequent investigation. Surgical cystectomy after deactivation with a scolicidal agent was the employed surgical modality. We describe a method of scoliceal deactivation using the AIR TECHNIQUE. p>

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