Assistant Professor, Ataturk University, Erzurum,
Associate Professor, Ataturk University, Erzurum,
Specialist in Council of Forensic Medicine, Ankara,
(Received 19 October 1992; accepted 16 November 1992)
The cyst stage of Echinococcus granulosus is commonly located in the liver, which frequently results in a long symptomless period. We present a sudden death due to a freshly hemorrhagic hydatid cyst following blunt trauma to the liver in a 19-year-old boy. The possible mechanism was thought to be an anaphylactoid reaction to the leakage of the cyst fluid.
Paper ID: JFS13498J