ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An unusual location of hydatid disease: an asymptomatic case with rib destruction
Erdal Yekeler1, Metin Akgün2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Palandöken State Hospital, Erzurum
2Department of Chest Diseases, Medicine Faculty of Atatürk University, Erzurum
A 57-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a pleural based lesion which was incidentally detected on a chest radiograph. A chest tomography revealed a mass lesion extending left sixth rib. The mass was removed by a left postero-lateral thoracotomy. Daughter vesicles were seen when the lesion was incised postoperatively. In this article, we presented a rib hydatidosis which is very uncommon asymptomatic presentation of hydatid cyst disease with its surgical management.
Keywords : Asymptomatic; rib destruction; hydatid disease; surgery
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