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Nonsurgical Therapy for Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst Disease

Steven Mawhorter; Barbara Temeck; Richard Chang; Harvey Pass; Theodore Nash
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Affiliations: From the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.,  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Surgical Branch, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.,  From the National Cancer Institute, and the Department of Radiology, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Affiliations: From the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.,  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Surgical Branch, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.,  From the National Cancer Institute, and the Department of Radiology, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Affiliations: From the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.,  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Surgical Branch, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.,  From the National Cancer Institute, and the Department of Radiology, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;112(5):1432-1436. doi:10.1378/chest.112.5.1432
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Abstract

Therapeutic and diagnostic aspiration of Echinococcus granulosus liver cysts, but not pulmonary cysts, are increasingly being performed. Documented herein is the utility of percutaneous drainage and of albendazole treatment in a patient with a large recurrent, isolated, pulmonary echinococcal cyst for whom traditional therapy would have resulted in severe morbidity. Therapeutic options and possible complications are discussed.


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