ISSN 2321–3647
Sat, 18 Nov 2017

A Comprehensive Prospective Clinical Study of Hydatid Disease: A Case Study of Kota (Rajasthan)

Surendra Kumar1, Seema Meena3, R.S.Meena2

1 IIrd year Resident, Department of general surgery, Government Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals  Kota  (Rajasthan), 324001, India

2 Senior Professor and Head Department of Surgery Government Medical College and  Associated Group of Hospitals Kota (Rajasthan),324001,India

3rd year resident Department of anesthesiology ,Government Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals Kota (Rajasthan), 324001, India


Hydatid disease has a worldwide distribution and is also well recognized and documented in India. The present study has been done on 50 patients suffering from hydatid disease of various sites and treated during Jan 2014 to Jan 2015 at Government Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals, Kota, with the aim of studying the clinical manifestations of hydatid disease of different sites and/or organ system and of analyzing the morbidity and mortality of hydatid disease. The age, sex, h/o dog contact, duration of hospital stay, clinical presentation, treatment advised, findings and difficulties encountered during operation, and postoperative management of patients as well as morbidity and mortality were recorded and analyzed. We observed that the mean age was 32 years. The sex incidence revealed female preponderance in the study (M:F/1:3). Females were the dominant sex affected by the disease. Hydatid of the liver was more common, especially in the right lobe. Pain in the abdomen was the most common presenting complaint. Lump in the abdomen was the most common clinical finding. Patients with pulmonary hydatid presented to the hospital earlier than the patients with abdominal hydatid. excision and external drainage was the most commonly performed surgery. The most common postoperative complication was wound infection. Majority of patients were from rural areas (47) and the remaining (3) from urban areas. Pain was most common symptom.

Keywords:Clinical Study, Hydatid Disease 

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