Hepatic Hydatid Cyst

  • Badar Murtaza Combined Military Hospital Bahawalnagar
  • Arshad Mehmood Combined Military Hospital Chor
  • Ahmad Nadeem Tahir Combined Military Hospital Chor
  • Asad Mahmud Malik Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi
Keywords: Hydatid cyst, omentoplasty, greater omentum, laparotomy, residual abscess


Hydatid cyst liver is a disease, which has been subjected to great diversity as far as the surgical treatment is concerned. A descriptive study was carried out to determine the results of omentoplasty in the management of hydatid cyst liver. A group of 23 patients were included in the study. 16 were adult males and 7 were adult females. Mean age of the patients was 36 years. Intra- operative assessment of the hydatid cyst liver showed 91.3% solitary cysts. Univesicular cysts were 43.3% and multivesicular cysts 52.1%. 86.9% cysts were located in the right lobe of liver. All were subjected to omentoplasty. Post-operatively 4.3% showed bile leakage and 17.3% wound infection. The bile leakage was managed conservatively and it regressed in 4 days. No haematoma or deep abscess was documented. Follow up of the patients showed significant clinical and radiological improvement.


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Murtaza, B., Mehmood, A., Tahir, A., & Malik, A. (2005). HEPATIC HYDATID CYST AND OMENTOPLASTY. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 55(4), 296-303. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1217
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