ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Intracavitary aspergilloma after hydatid cyst surgery: a case report
Hakan Kıral1, İrfan Yalçınkaya1, Mustafa Küpeli1, Recep Demirhan2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Süreyyapasa Chest Disease and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Researh Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.075
The patient who underwent cystotomy and capitonnage surgery of right lung due to a hydatid cyst four years ago in another centre was admitted to our clinic with the complaint of recurrent hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed a cavitary lesion located in the posterior segment of the right lower lobe. Rethoracotomy and right lower lobectomy were performed in the patient for hemoptysis and cavitary lesion. Pathological examination showed bronchiectasis, intraparenchymal hemorrhage and intracavitary aspergilloma. Aspergilloma may develop within residual cavities after pulmonary surgery for hydatid cyst. In this article, a very rare case was presented to emphasize the significance of this pathology for surgical technique, follow-up and treatment.
Keywords : Aspergilloma; capitonnage; cystotomy; pulmonary hydatid cyst
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