publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Hepatobiliary fascioliasis

Andrade, Daniel Ramos; Andrade, Luísa; Antunes, Célia; Donato, Paulo; Semedo, Luís Curvo; Alves, Filipe Caseiro;
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  • Published: 16 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: Acta Radiológica Portuguesa
Hepatobiliary fascioliasis is a parasitic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica, which is a trematode that primarily infects cattle and sheep, but may also affect humans in endemic areas. There are two phases of the disease: the acute one - where the parasites infect the liver parenchyma; and the subacute / chronic phase - when the parasites reach the biliary ducts and gallbladder, providing typical imaging findings. Because this disease may mimic several hepatobiliary disorders, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis is a concern. Therefore, knowledge of the typical and specific imaging findings is important in accomplishing a correct diagnosis. The authors describe a ca...
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