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

AYDIN Y., Ince I., Turkyilmaz A., Eroglu A.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.106, no.4, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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. (C) 2018 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons