Extrapleural hydatid disease of chest: A case of recurrent hydatid disease

Ameer Ali Khowaja, Saqib Ali Gowani, Asmatullah Khan, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi

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Abstract

Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus. We present the case of 34 year old female who complained of chest pain and had a past history of hydatid cyst resection four times in last 15 years. She was found to have extrapleural hyatid cysts of chest that were removed via thoracotomy. The patient fully recovered and experienced an uneventful follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-571
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume58
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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