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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


An Isolated Hydatid Cyst Of the Lung Spontaneously Evacuated into the Bronchus


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Author Details: Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Moti Lal Bunkar, Rama Kishan Saran, Saroj Mirdha, Savita Arya

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-4761

Print ISSN : 2581-4753

Article First Page : 35

Article End Page : 38


Abstract

Pulmonary hydatid cysts are common in endemic regions but isolated active pulmonary hydatid cyst, which is communicated with bronchus, is not a common finding in adult population. Here we present a case of 35-year-old male who presented with breathlessness, cough with expectoration, chest pain and a homogenous rounded opacity of right lower zone on chest X ray. Ultrasound, contrast enhanced computed tomography revealing mass like lesion with multiple internal air pockets with ring enhancement and expectoration of salty material with complete clearing of the lesion following a cough bout confirmed the diagnosis of complicated hydatid cyst communicating with bronchus.

Key words:
Complicated, Hydatid cyst, Isolated, Intrabronchial, Lung, Rupture