Spontaneous enucleated hydatid cyst with tension pneumothorax: a case report


ŞAHİN E. , Karadayi S. , Nadir A., Kaptanoglu M.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.20, no.1, pp.166-168, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.034
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-168

Abstract

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 four-year-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.