Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

    Sudden Death Due to Ruptured Hydatid Cyst of the Liver

    (Received 19 October 1992; accepted 16 November 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    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.


    Author Information:

    Kök, AN
    Assistant Professor, Ataturk University, Erzurum,

    Aydin, NE
    Associate Professor, Ataturk University, Erzurum,

    Yurtman, T
    Specialist in Council of Forensic Medicine, Ankara,


    Stock #: JFS13498J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13498J

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    Title Sudden Death Due to Ruptured Hydatid Cyst of the Liver
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    Committee E30