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Treatment of Liver Echinococcosis

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Best hospitals and doctors for liver echinococcosis treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3742
Liver echinococcosis removal with extensive liver resection
21712
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
18479

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3800
Liver echinococcosis removal with extensive liver resection
21664
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
18767

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3492

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
2583.4 help2382

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3643

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
4230

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
4733
Liver echinococcosis removal with extensive liver resection
29299
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
24910

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3681

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3738
Liver echinococcosis removal with extensive liver resection
21777
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
18732

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3528
Liver echinococcosis removal with extensive liver resection
20578
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
17477

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3438

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutritional Medicine

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3128
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18129
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
15504

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Diabetology and Endocrinology

The HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal is a well-known maximum care hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Germany. The hospital belongs to the Witten-Herdecke University and, with its 1000 beds, is the largest one in the Bergisches Land region. Within the 26 departments of the hospital, the whole spectrum of medica
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3441
Liver echinococcosis removal with extensive liver resection
19705
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
16821

Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as a modern maximum care medical facility, which combines long traditions and progressive achievements of modern medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the University
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3273
Liver echinococcosis removal with extensive liver resection
18087
Liver echinococcosis removal with partial liver resection
15774

Hannover Medical School (MHH)

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Hannover

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology

The Hannover Medical School has the status of a leading German medical facility. The advanced medical technologies, highly qualified specialists, as well as productive research activities form a solid basis for top-class medical service of the world standard. The hospital is proud of its outstanding achievements in the treatment
Liver echinococcosis diagnosis
3694

About the disease

Liver echinococcosis is an infection of the liver caused by bacteria known as  Echinococcus granulosus. This bacteria is transmitted through the food in the form of tapeworm eggs which contaminated food may contain. Another name for liver echinococcosis is hydatid infection. The tapeworm eggs of this bacteria are dangerous as they can form cysts inside the body, which can become multiple if the infection has not been treated on time. The most common place where the cyst can form is liver or lungs, but it can also grow in the heart or bones. The tapeworm eggs most commonly are contained in the contaminated meat of such livestock as sheep or pigs. Goats or cattle overall can have this bacteria as well. The infection is also found in dogs and cats, but they are not likely to transmit it to the human. The tapeworms contained in the contaminated meat are usually quite big as for the bacteria reaching 2 to 7 mm in size.

Overall, liver echinococcosis is most common in such areas as Africa and Central Asia. Multiple cases have been reported in Southern South America as well. Liver echinococcosis can be quite dangerous as it leads to benign growths forming in the vital organs. In some cases, liver echinococcus can be life threatening, especially if the cysts formed in other vital organs, such as brain, heart or lungs. The curious thing about liver echinococcus is that it can be latent for years before manifesting itself for the first time. Sometimes 10 years can pass before cysts grow to the point when they manifest first symptoms.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the upper abdomen in the right quadrant where the liver is
  • Swollen abdomen if the cyst grew in the liver
  • Chest pain if the cyst grew in the lungs
  • Cough if the cyst grew in the lungs
  • Strong allergic reaction in case of cyst rupture

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, a doctor will palpate the right upper abdomen to determine if the liver area is painful.
  • An imaging tests such as CT scan or an X-ray is used to determine if there is a cyst and what is its growth. It can also determine if the cyst is single or multiple.
  • A liver function test is used to determine if the cyst affected the liver and any of its functions.
  • A blood test is used to measure the amount of enzymes in the blood, which is abnormal if there is liver echinococcosis.

Treatment

  • Percutaneous paracentesis aspiration echinococcectomy is a surgery, whereas the cyst undergoes aspiration through the needs, which also has a medicine on it designed to kill the tapeworm and to prevent recurrent cyst formation. The cyst is simply drained, thus removed, through the needle. This is the most preferable type of surgery as it is the least extensive but it can be used only if the cyst is not very large and has not affected the vital organs.
  • Extensive or partial liver resection is used if the cyst has affected the liver and any of its vital functions. Then, the affected part needs to be removed to allow a liver to properly function again.



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