Jurnalul de Chirurgie
ISSN: 1584 - 9341
Vol.1 Nr.2 - aprilie - iunie 2005
 
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NUMARUL 2, VOL. 1, 2005

ARTICOLE ORIGINALE - ORIGINAL PAPERS

OUR EXPERIENCE IN SURGICAL TREATMENT OF HYDATID CYSTS OF THE LUNG
C. Mitrofan, A. Aldea, C. Grigorescu, I. Jitaru, C. Moldoveanu, G. Iosep, S. Bolog
Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Gr.T. Popa” Iasi
Jurnalul de chirurgie 2005; 1 (2):183-189
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Abstract:

The authors present the clinical characteristics and the surgical aspects of treatment of all patients admitted in our clinic for pulmonary hidatidosis between January 1999 and December 2003.

They reviewed 162 cases with pulmonary hydatid cysts, aged between 11 and 78 years. Of these 89 had uncomplicated cysts and 73 had complicated forms. Underlined therapeutical aspects, the authors conclude that surgery is capital and the operative techniques must be adapted to each different case.

A Dor procedure was used in 87 cases, Posadas in 32 cases, Geroulanos in 4 cases, ideal cystectomy in 9 cases, and pulmonary resection was used in 30 cases.

Medical parasiticide is indicate in postoperative with Albendazole 800 mg per day. Postoperative complications were rare and uncommon. Surgery remains the primary choice of treatment in cystic pulmonary echinococcosis.

KEYWORDS: PULMONARY HYDATIDOSIS

Correspondence: E-mail: mitrofan@iasi.mednet.ro