Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report

D’Souza, Prima JJ and Kamath, Ganesh and Sequeira, Leena (2015) Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report. Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 118-120.

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Abstract

Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus parasite. It affects most commonly the liver, followed by the lungs. Symptoms are not specific and can be produced by the mass effect or cyst complications. Early identification and treatment of the condition prevents mortality. We report a case of pulmonary hydatid cyst, where the patient presented with symptoms of fever, cough with expectoration, weight loss and dyspnoea. Final diagnosis was done based on chest radiography and Tomography scan findings and was successfully treated with right middle lobectomy and anti-helminthic drugs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pulmonary hydatid cyst; Echinococcus; Posterolateral thoracotomy; Anti-helminthic
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2015 09:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144427

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