Arch Iran Med. 2015;18(3): 0-0.
PMID: 25773697
Scopus ID: 84924406173
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Case Report

Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis

Donya Farrokh * , Behrouz Zandi, Masoud Pezeshki Rad, Maryam Tavakoli


 Alveolar hydatid disease is a highly malignant form of echinococcosis caused by the larvae of the cestode echinococcus multilocularis. Alveolar hydatid disease always affects the liver and can metastasise to the lung and brain. Early diagnosis and precise evaluation of the localization as well as the extent of lesions are essential for treatment. In this report, we present ultrasound and computed tomography findings in a patient with hepatic alveolar echinococcosis. The patient, who was presented with hepatomegaly, jaundice, and an infiltrative solid tumor, diagnosed by ultrasound and computed tomography. In contrast to hydatid cyst caused by echinococcus granulosus, this is a rare disease in Iran.

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