Hepatic hydatid cysts with superinfection in a non-endemic area in Taiwan.

Yi-Cheng ChenDepartment of Hepatogastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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Ta-Sen YehDepartment of Hepatogastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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Jeng-Hwei TsengDepartment of Hepatogastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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Shiu-Feng HuangDepartment of Hepatogastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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Deng-Yn LinDepartment of Hepatogastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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Hepatic hydatid cysts are extremely rare in Taiwan. We report a case of complicated, multivesicular, hydatid cysts in the liver and a secondary infection with Klebsiella pneumoniae. The cysts were detected in an early stage by ultrasonography and computed tomography and treated successfully with radical resection.

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