Hydatid disease in children in Libya.

Original article


Kalani BP, Ojha SN, Bhargava RK, Broadhead RL.

Ann Trop Paediatr. 1984 Sep;4(3):195-9.


Hydatid disease is a common condition in Libya. Between 1971 and 1976, hydatid disease accounted for 0.85% of total hospital admissions to Al-Jalah General Hospital, Benghazi. The incidence of hydatid disease reported in children below ten years of age was 11.7%. In this paper the experience of treating 56 children with hydatid disease is described. The presenting features, complications, surgical techniques and results are reported and discussed.

Keywords: Hydatid disease in children in Libya.