Lung Hydatid Cyst Treatment With Laparotomy: A New and Different Technique

Yener Aydin, Ilker Ince, Atila Turkyilmaz, Atilla Eroglu

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This report presents the case of a patient with a pulmonary hydatid cyst. The patient underwent laparotomy for hepatic and splenic cysts, and cystotomy and capitonnage were perfomed using a transdiaphragmatic intervention. The pulmonary hydatid cyst was located at the base of the lung and near the diaphragm. The diaphragm was cut about 5 cm at the front, and the thorax was entered.The pulmonary cyst was treated intraabdominally. This technique is effective and safe, and it prevents the patient from undergoing a second operation. The suggestion is that this technique, which has not been defined before, can be applied safely in carefully selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e183-e184
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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