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Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis: a diagnostic challenge


O Yapici ,

S M Erturk,

M Ulusay,

A Ozel,

A Halefoglu,

Z Karpat,

M Basak

Department of Radiology, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
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We report a case of alveolar echinococcosis involving the liver in a 61-year-old male. Alveolar echinococcosis is a rare chronic and progressive disease, which can involve mostly liver and in rare cases lung and brain. It is caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. In this report we describe the imaging findings of hepatic involvement of alveolar echinococcosis by ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Keywords: Echinococcosis  
How to Cite: Yapici O, Erturk SM, Ulusay M, Ozel A, Halefoglu A, Karpat Z, et al.. Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis: a diagnostic challenge. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2011;94(1):21–3. DOI:
Published on 06 Jan 2011.
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