July 1971

Surgical Treatment of Hydatid Cyst of the Liver

Author Affiliations

Petah Tikva, Israel
From Surgical Department A and Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beilinson Hospital, Tel Aviv University Medical School, Petah Tikva, Israel.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(1):76-78. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350070102024

In a ten-year experience with surgical treatment of 23 hydatid cysts of the liver, 13 patients underwent marsupialization or drainage after injection of formaldehyde solution or ether and suffered prolonged morbidity from sepsis, many requiring rehospitalizations. Ten were treated by partial hepatectomy. All survived and had uncomplicated convalescences.