Revista chilena de radiología
versão On-line ISSN 0717-9308
ROSAS L, Humberto et al. HEPATIC SUBCAPSULAR HEMATOMA CAUSED BY FASCIOLIASIS. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2008, vol.14, n.1, pp. 20-24. ISSN 0717-9308. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-93082008000100006.
: Hepatic fasciolasis is a worldwide spread zoonoses mainly affecting cattle-raising countries. It is caused by the trematode Fasciola hepática and it is characterized by abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomitus, weight loss, diahrrea, paleness, general malaise, and hypereosinophilia. Immunological diagnosis as well as stool eggs count may be performed. Hepatic subcapsular and intraparenchymatous hematoma is an infrequent complication of human fascioliasis. Nevertheless, for establishing a proper diagnosis and treatment, any suspicion of its presence must be carefully discarded through, clinical epidemiology, laboratory and imaging exams and procedures. The aim of this study is to expand knowledge on this unfrequently dealt pathology in medical literature by presenting four case reports related to patients undergoing a two-year treatment. All of them had been referred from Departamento de Cajamarca, Peru
Palavras-chave : Fasciolasis; Hepatic Hematoma; Zoonoses.