ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Spontaneous enucleated hydatid cyst with tension pneumothorax: a case report
Ekber Şahin1, Şule Karadayı2, Aydın Nadir1, Melih Kaptanoğlu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Cumhuriyet University, Sivas
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Medicine Faculty of Cumhuriyet University, Sivas
DOI : 10.5606/gkdc.dergisi.2012.034
Hydatid disease is a parasitic disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus. The most frequent complication of pulmonary hydatid disease is the rupture of the cyst into a bronchus. In this article, we report the first case of hydatid cyst with spontaneous enucleation into the pleural cavity. A fouryear- old boy admitted with dispnea, cough, high fever, and tension pneumothorax. A cyst was detected in the left hemithorax on chest computed tomography performed after chest tube insertion. During the operation, a free hydatid cyst was observed in the left hemithorax. The cyst was removed, the bronchial openings were repaired, and then capitonnage and total decortication were performed.
Keywords : Hydatid disease; pediatric; pleura; pleural space; pneumothorax
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