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Publication List


Cystic Echinococcosis

Stojkovic, M., Adt, H.-M., Rosenberger, K., Boubaker, G., Hernandez-Gonzalez, A., Junghanss, T., Zwahlen, M. and Siles-Lucas, M. (2017), Follow-up of surgically treated patients with cystic echinococcosis: can novel recombinant antigens compete with imaging? Analysis of a patient cohort. Trop Med Int Health, 22: 614–621. doi:10.1111/tmi.12859


Stojkovic M, Rosenberger KD, Steudle F, Junghanss T (2016) Watch and Wait Management of Inactive Cystic Echinococcosis – Does the Path to Inactivity Matter – Analysis of a Prospective Patient Cohort. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(12): e0005243.


Stojkovic M, Junghanss T, Veeser M, Weber TF, Sauer P (2016) Endoscopic Treatment of Biliary Stenosis in Patients with Alveolar Echinococcosis – Report of 7 Consecutive Patients with Serial ERC Approach. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(2): e0004278.


J. Mueller, M. Stojkovic, A. K. Berger, K. D. Rosenberger, C. L. Schlett, H.-U. Kauczor, T. Junghanss, T. F. Weber (2016) How to not miss alveolar echinococcosis in hepatic lesions suspicious for cholangiocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (2016) 41: 221. doi:10.1007/s00261-015-0561-2


K. Martakis, T. Junghanss, F. Körber, T. Simon, M. Stojkovic (2015) Zystische Echinokokkose mit hepatischer und thorakaler Manifestation bei einer adoleszenten Patientin. Klin Padiatr 2015; 227(01): 38-40. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1394415


Marija Stojkovic, Thomas Junghanss, Chapter 26 - Cystic and alveolar echinococcosis, In: Hector H. Garcia, Herbert B. Tanowitz and Oscar H. Del Brutto, Editor(s), Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Elsevier, 2013, Volume 114, Pages 327-334, ISSN 0072-9752, ISBN 9780444534903.


Junghanss T, Bialek R, Kern P, Stojković M, Tappe D, Kapital 30 – Echinokokkose. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Infektiologie (DGPI) Infektionen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, 6. vollständig überarbeitete Auflage, 2013, Seite 232 – 236, Georg Thieme Verlag, ISBN 978-3-13-144716-6


Stojković M, Gottstein B, Junghanss T, Section 10, Chapter 56:  Echinococcosis. In: Manson's Tropical Diseases, 23rd Edition, Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd (Verlag), 978-0-7020-5101-2 (ISBN)


Alveolar Echinococcosis

Bruno Gottstein, Marija Stojkovic, Dominique A. Vuitton, Laurence Millon, Audrone Marcinkute, Peter Deplazes (2015) Threat of alveolar echinococcosis to public health – a challenge for Europe. Trends Parasitol 31(9): 407-412.


Stojkovic M, Mickan C, Weber T, Junghanss T. Pitfalls in diagnosis and treatment of alveolar echinococcosis: a sentinel case series. BMJ Open Gastroenterology. 2015;2(1):e000036. doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000036.




Clinical Management of Patients with Cystic Echinococcosis ("Heidelberg Patient Cohort")


Funding: Bonus programme

Time frame: since 1998

Scientists (Section Clinical Tropical Medicine): M. Stojkovic, A. Kapaun, T. Junghanss

Cooperating partners:

● Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Heidelberg University Hospital (T. Weber)

● Dept. of Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital (A. Mehrabi)

● Dept. of Parasitology, Heidelberg University Hospital (T. Jaenisch, H. Gehrig-Feistl, H. Jung)

● Thoraxklinik, Heidelberg University Hospital (H. Hoffmann)



Clinical management of patients with cystic echinococcosis has been established at our hospital through interdisciplinary cooperation with the Department of Surgery, the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (with weekly radiological conferences), the Department of Parasitology and the Thoraxklinik.


Today we are a national clinical reference centre for patients with cystic echinococcosis; in international terms, we are a well-established partner in the field of clinical echinococcosis research.