Current Thoracic Surgery 2019 , Vol 4 , Issue 3
Chest wall hydatid cyst: a case report
Egemen Döner1,Muammer Cumhur Sivrikoz1,Erhan Durceylan1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.00128 Viewed : 3494 - Downloaded : 1186 Hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease caused by Echinococcus cestode. Hydatid cyst is an important risk factor in rural areas especially in Mediterranean countries, Middle East and Australia. The disease is most common in the liver and then in the lungs and it is very rare to be seen primarily in the chest wall. We present a 31 years-old female patient with primary chest wall hydatid cyst and discuss the surgical treatment. Keywords : albendazole, chest wall, hydatid cyst