1Tokat State Hospital, General Surgery, Tokat, Turkey
2Health Sciences University, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospita, General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
Aim: This study aimed to determine the effect of prognostic factors indicating the presence of cystobiliary communication in the preoperative period and volume values obtained using the magnetic resonance imaging technique on the rate of biliary leak.
Material and Methods: Twenty-six patients surgically treated for hydatid disease were included in the study. Age, sex, number, localization, volume and size of cysts, and liver function test results were statistically compared between the patients with and without biliary leak.
Results: There were no significant differences between the groups with respect to age, gender, and number, volume and localization of cysts (p>0.05). However, a significant difference was found concerning the increase in liver function test results and cystobiliary relationship (p<0.05).
Conclusion: In conclusion, we found no significant relation between the presence of preoperative cystobiliary communication and localization, volume and size of HD cysts. In the detection of preoperative cystobiliary communication, radiological and clinical findings should be evaluated together.
Keywords: Hydatid Diseases; Cystobiliary Communication; Volume of Cyst.