Authors: Cristian BOTEZATU, Letiţia-Doina DUCEAC, Bogdan MASTALIER, Liviu STAFIE, Cristina-Maria JITĂREANU, Alina Costina LUCA, Elena ŢARCĂ, Geta MITREA, Alin Constantin IORDACHE, Traian PĂTRAŞCU


Introduction.Infection with Echinococcus granulosus is a disease known since around 1550 BC. In 1786, Batsch was the first to discover the etiological agent of the disease. The main intra-abdominal location of the hydatid cyst is the liver. The way of transmission of the disease leads to a possible infection of several members of a family. Materials and methods. In 2014, patient R.M. was admitted in the Surgery Clinic of Colentina Hospital, being diagnosed with liver hydatid cyst. Lagrot operation was performed, followed, postoperatively, by ERCP with endoscopic sphincterotomy. Investigating patient’s heredo-collateral antecedents, we discovered that 3 of her 4 children had been diagnosed and treated for liver hydatid cyst. In the fourth child and in patient’s husband, the absence of the disease was documented. Results and disscusion. Both the patient treated in Colentina Hospital and her children had a favorable post-treatment evolution, as confirmed by the latest evaluation performed in 2015. Conclusions. Infection with Echinococcus granulosus in one of the family members raises suspicion of affection in the other members too, which justifies a thorough anamnesis and paraclinic evaluation in order to identify all possible cases. Keywords: hepatic cystic echinococcosis, familial disease, children, infections.

  • children
  • familial disease
  • hepatic cystic echinococcosis
  • infections