E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Evaluation of the Cystic Eccinococcosis Cases Diagnosed in Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital Pathology Laboratory Between 2007 and 2013
1 Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Patoloji Servisi, İstanbul, Türkiye  
2 GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Servisi, İstanbul, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 112-116
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.3675
Key Words: Cystic echinococcosis, demographic features, atypical localization

Objective: The aim of the study was a retrospective evaluation of 299 cases that were histopathologically diagnosed as cystic echinococcosis (CE) in the pathology laboratory of our hospital in a seven years period.


Methods: All specimens sent to the laboratory were examined microscopically following macroscopic and hematoxylin eosin (H-E) staining. 299 cases were reviewed according to age, gender and organ affected by the cyst, more than one specimen of the same organ was evaluated once.


Results: Of the 299 cases, 44.5% (133) were male whereas 55.5% (166) of them were female. Additionally, %5 (15) of the cases were between 0-15 ages, %31.8 (95) of them were between 16-30 ages, %29.4 (88) of them were between 31-45 ages, % 24.4 (73) of them were between 46-60 ages and %9.4 (28) of them were older than 61. Cysts were mostly localized in liver, lungs and peritoneal cavity, %71.9 (215), %11.4 (34) and %4.7 (14) respectively.


Conclusion: Demographic features of our cases were mostly in line with the previous literature. Because of the presence of atypical localized cases, during pathologic evaluation of all surgical cystic specimens, elements of this parasite should be searched and evaluated carefully.

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