ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pulmonary metastasectomy with laparotomy in alveolar echinococcosis
Yener Aydın1, Ali Bilal Ulaş1, Ömer Topdağı2, Ebru Şener3, Gürkan Öztürk4, Atilla Eroğlu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
4Department of General Surgery, Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2019.18212
Pulmonary alveolar echinococcosis is a tumor-like parasitic disease that occurs typically after hepatic involvement. In this article, we present a case of metastatic pulmonary alveolar echinococcosis that underwent laparotomy for hepatic involvement, in which we performed pulmonary metastasectomy with transdiaphragmatic intervention. Thoracic computed tomography revealed a metastatic nodule of approximately 1 cm in the superior segment of the right lung lower lobe. Approximately 7¥3 cm diaphragmatic resection was performed due to diaphragmatic invasion. Pulmonary wedge resection for lung metastasis was performed intraabdominally from diaphragmatic defect. We believe that this technique can be applied safely in carefully selected patients with pulmonary involvement.
Keywords : Laparotomy, lung, metastasis
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