Hepatic hydatid disease in children and adults living in different areas in Turkey

İNAN M., AYVAZ S., Baser M., Karaayvaz M., Ciftci A., Hatipoglu A. R., ...More

Saudi Medical Journal, vol.28, no.4, pp.555-558, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Saudi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.555-558
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Objective: To compare the clinical features of the hepatic hydatid disease in the operated children and adults living in the east and west part of Turkey. Methods: Between January 2001 and May 2005, 105 patients were operated with the diagnosis of hepatic hydatid cyst in Trakya and Yuzuncu Yil University Hospitals, Turkey. The patients (n=105) were retrospectively evaluated in 4 groups; Edirne Ch: (18 children under 18 year-old) and Edirne Ad: (20 adults) were from Edirne, Van Ch: (22 children under 18 year-old) and Van Ad: (44 adults) from Van. The patients in each group were analyzed according to their clinical and radiological findings. Results: The frequency of hepatic hydatid cysts in children was significantly higher in boys in Edirne Ch group and in girls in Van Ch group (p<0.05). In adults, the disease was also seen significantly higher in males in Edirne Ad group and females in Van Ad group (p<0.05). There were no difference symptoms of the disease, concomitant extra hepatic cysts and total cyst number in children and adults in the same region (p>0.05). The number of huge hepatic cysts and history of contact with animal were more common in children and adults living in Van. Conclusion: While the course of hepatic hydatid disease has the similar clinical features among the children and adults in the same region, remarkable regional differences have been found on it.