Complicated hydatid cysts of the lung: Clinical and therapeutic issues


Kuzucu A., Soysal O., Ozgel M., Yologlu S.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.77, no.4, pp.1200-1204, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.09.046
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1200-1204

Abstract

Background. The clinical presentation and the preoperative and postoperative complications associated with pulmonary hydatid cysts depend on whether the cyst is intact or ruptured. The aim of this study was to review the problems encountered in treating ruptured pulmonary hydatid cysts and to highlight the risks associated with chemotherapy and the delay of surgical treatment in pulmonary hydatid disease.