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.
Jurnalul de chirurgie 2005; 1 (2):183-189
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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
KEYWORDS: PULMONARY HYDATIDOSIS
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