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Nonsurgical Therapy for Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst Disease: Discussion

Category: Pulmonary function | Tags: albendazole, cyst, Echinococcus granulosus, hydatid, percutaneous, pulmonary

At follow-up 1 week later (20 days after the procedure), the patient’s erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 24 mm/h, a chest x-ray film showed 5 to 10% decrease in cavity size with internally collapsed cyst membranes, and a quantitative ventilation-perfusion scan revealed 20% perfusion and 34% ventilation in the left lung. His bronchospasm had resolved, and…

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Nonsurgical Therapy for Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst Disease: Continuation

Category: Pulmonary function | Tags: albendazole, cyst, Echinococcus granulosus, hydatid, percutaneous, pulmonary

After obtaining appropriate informed consent, the patient was enrolled in a compassionate-use protocol approved by the NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases institutional review board, for the administration of albendazole in this clinical setting. Thoracic surgery consultants believed that surgical removal of the cyst would entail a completion pneumonectomy. Outpatient albendazole therapy was…

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Nonsurgical Therapy for Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst Disease: Case Report

Category: Pulmonary function | Tags: albendazole, cyst, Echinococcus granulosus, hydatid, percutaneous, pulmonary

  A 27-year-old Peruvian journalist, who immigrated to the United States in 1985, was seen at a local emergency department for fever (a temperature of 39.4°C), productive cough, shortness of breath, pleuritic chest pain, and streaky hemoptysis of 2 days duration. A chest x-ray film revealed a 12-cm cystic mass in the upper portion of…

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Nonsurgical Therapy for Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst Disease

Category: Pulmonary function | Tags: albendazole, cyst, Echinococcus granulosus, hydatid, percutaneous, pulmonary

Echinococcus granulosus is a tapeworm of dogs and  other carnivores. Eggs are passed in the feces of the dog and ingested by intermediate hosts, commonly sheep, where they develop and grow into cystic structures. After ingestion of the cysts by carnivorous dogs, the life cycle is completed and numerous tapeworms develop in the intestine of…

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