Vol. 6, Issue 10 (2017)
Hepatic hydatid cysts in sheep and visualization of hydatid elements
Rasmita Panda, Sudhakar Kommu and Rajeshwari Gaddam
The common species causing Echincoccosis, hydatidosis or hydatid disease is Echinococcus granulosus. This present study reports on the microscopic studies of the hepatic hydatid cysts found in sheep which generally consists of outer lamellar layer, inner germinal layer, brood capsules, hydatid fluid and hydatid sand. In this study the cysts were found to be fertile. The viability test using Eosin stain concluded that the protoscolices were dead. Further in Borax carmine staining the hydatid sand appeared light pink in colour. However in both of the above staining method the hooklets remained refractory without taking any stain. This study mainly emphasizes on the microscopic examination and staining of the hydatid elements.
How to cite this article:
Rasmita Panda, Sudhakar Kommu and Rajeshwari Gaddam. Hepatic hydatid cysts in sheep and visualization of hydatid elements. 2017; 6(10): 13-14.