Hydatid cyst - lung
40 years old patient with fever and cough
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Large cyst with thick wall is seen at right upper lobe , another small cystic lesion also noted at lower lobe of the same side.
This case demonstrates pulmonary cystic lesions in a 40 year old patient with fever and cough, which were serologically proven to represent pulmonary hydatid cysts.
The lung is the second most common site of involvement with echinococcosis granulosus in adults after the liver (10-30% of cases), and the most common site in children.
- Gottstein B, Reichen J. Hydatid lung disease (echinococcosis/hydatidosis). Clin. Chest Med. 2002;23 (2): 397-408, ix. - Pubmed citation