Hydatid cyst - lung

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


40 years old patient with fever and cough

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Female

Large cyst with thick wall is seen at right upper lobe , another small cystic lesion also noted at lower lobe of the same side.

Case Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 20982
Published: 26th Dec 2012
Last edited: 20th Mar 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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