Echinococcosis mimicking liver malignancy
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Human Alveolar Echinococcosis – Alveolar Hydatid disease (AE) is an omitted zoonotic infection presenting with focal liver lesions. A cause of AE is a larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworms.In this report, an extraordinary case of a 38 year-old female examined due to 2 liver tumors and 2 pulmonary nodules is described. The patient underwent pulmonary and liver surgery for suspected advanced cholangiocellular carcinoma and surprisingly AE was found.Distinguishing intrahepatic AE from other focal liver lesions can be complicated and in many cases is diagnosed incorrectly as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma or other liver malignancy...

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