Current Thoracic Surgery 2017 , Vol 2 , Issue 1
Diagnosis and treatment approaches of the lung hydatid cysts in childhood
Özgür Katrancıoğlu1,Ekber Şahin1,Şule Karadayı1,Melih Kaptanoğlu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2017.0003 Viewed : 4564 - Downloaded : 1915 Background: Cyst hydatid is an important health problem in childhood and adult age group. We aimed to present the management of childhood cyst hydatid cases treated with surgery.

Materials and Methods: The records of 33 patients that were operated on for lung cyst hydatid disease at our clinic between 1999 and 2016 were evaluated retrospectively in terms of demographic data, clinical findings, location of cysts, treatment methods and follow-up.

Results: Among 33 patients included in this clinical analysis study, 20 were male (60.6%) and the mean age was 11.5 (4-15 years). The most common complaint was cough that was observed in 16 patients (48.4%). 78.8% of the patients had only one cyst, whereas 21.2% of the patients had multiple cysts. Cystotomy was performed in 12 patients (36.4%), cystotomy + capitonage in 14 patients (42.4%), and decortication in addition to cystotomy + capitonage in 7 patients (21.2%). There were no postoperative complications and no recurrences were observed during the follow-up.

Conclusions: Surgical treatment is the primary treatment that can be performed successfully and safely in childhood lung cysts hydatids. Keywords : Pulmonary hydatid cysts, pediatric patients, treatment approaches, surgery