A hepatic fascioliasis case diagnosed after the treatment
Hadi Sasani1, Tuğrul Elverdi2, Nergis Ekmen3, Barış Bakır4, Kadir Demir5
1Department of Radiology, Near East University, School of Medicine, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
2Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu, Turkey
4Department of Radiology, İstanbul University, Medical Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey
5Department of Internal Medicine, İstanbul University, Medical Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Computed tomography; fascioliasis; human; magnetic resonance imaging.
Human fascioliasis is a rare parasitic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica, affecting mainly the liver and the biliary tract. If not suspected, it may easily be confused with other pathologies that will lead to incorrect diagnosis as well as inappropriate treatments. Late diagnosis of the hepatic fascioliasis may cause irreversible liver damage and insufficiency. In this case report, we present the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a hepatic fascioliasis case that was diagnosed after the treatment.