A Ruptured Cystic Echinococcosis in the Gallbladder and Intra/Extrahepatic Biliary Tract, Radiological and Surgical Imaging Findings Safra Kesesi ve İntra/Ekstrahepatik Safra Yollarında Rüptüre Kistik Ekinokokkozisin Radyolojik ve Cerrahi Görüntüleme Bulguları

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Türkoğlu S., Ekici A., Turgut Çoban L., Dündar İ., Okyay O., Gürbüz E.

Turkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi, vol.47, no.3, pp.200-203, 2023 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpd.galenos.2023.65265
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-203
  • Keywords: computed tomography, Cystic echinococcosis, gallbladder, magnetic resonance imaging, rupture, ultrasonography
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Cystic echinococcosis is a common parasitic infestation that can still cause serious complications in endemic areas. Intrabiliary rupture is a well-defined complication, but rupture into the gallbladder is rare. The disease may present with cholecystitis and cholangitis. Clinicians and radiologists working in the emergency room will find the management of the disease much easier if they become familiar with the clinical and radiological findings of the cyst. In this article, a 28-year-old male admitted to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain who was examined for suspected acute cholecystitis and diagnosed with a rupture of the hydatid intra/extrahepatic bile ducts and gallbladder is presented. Our aim is to present the clinical findings and surgical images of the case (ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) and compare them with the literature.