PULMONARY HYDATID INVOLVING THE WHOLE LEFT LUNG: A CASE REPORT

Abdul Baseer, Manzoor Ahmad, Fizza Iftikhar, Amer Bilal

Abstract


Cystic echinococcosis is a common health problem of developing world which
usually occurs in children and adolescents. Giant Hydatid cyst is a special
clinical entity which needs special attention. It rarely occurs in adults. Giant
Hydatid cyst is usually treated with parenchyma preserving surgery with good
outcomes unless not complicated. Resection is another option in cases of
destroyed parenchyma.
We are presenting a case of giant Hydatid cyst in an adult which was managed
by Pneumonectomy with good outcome.


Keywords


Cystic echinococcosis; Giant Hydatid cyst; Parenchyma preserving surgery; Lung resection.

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