Fatal hypernatraemia after laparoscopic treatment of hydatid liver cyst: Medical and legal concerns of a rare complication

Manolis Michalodimitrakis, Despoina Nathena, Anna Mavroforou, Asteria Papavdi, Elena F Kranioti

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A case of fatal hypernatraemia after laparoscopic treatment of hydatid livers cysts is presented in order to highlight the risks associated with the implementation of newer techniques and the use of hypertonic saline as a scolecocidal agent in hydatid disease. Additionally this case raises some concerns on the importance of obtaining a patient's informed consent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalForensic Science International
Volume219
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2012

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