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Radiologic-Pathologic correlation


An unusual radiological presentation of a pulmonary hydatid cyst in a child.

Servet KayhanUnal SahinHasan TurutCuneyt Yurdakul
Departments of Pulmonary Diseases, Thoracic Surgery, and Pathology, University of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey
Date of Submission: 19-Feb-2013, Date of Acceptance: 17-Mar-2013, Date of Web Publication: 30-Apr-2013.
Corresponding Author:
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Servet Kayhan

Department of Pulmonary Disease, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey.
E-mail: kayhanservet@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Servet Kayhan

Department of Pulmonary Disease, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey.
E-mail: kayhanservet@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.111238 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Giant pulmonary hydatid cyst is usually encountered in adolescents and children who are older than 10 years. A relatively higher elasticity of the lung tissue allows rapid growth of cysts. We present a case of a 15-year-old male who was admitted with complaint of frequent and persistent dry cough for over a month. Computed tomographic scan revealed a giant cyst with thick enhancing rim and an "air bubble" sign. Diagnosis of giant hydatid cyst was confirmed by surgery and histopathological examination.
Keywords: Air Bubble Sign, Echinococcus Granulosus, Giant Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst, Thoracic Surgery

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Daksh Jhim (2015) Complicated Hydatid Cyst and “Air Bubble” Sign: A Stepping-Stone to Correct Diagnosis. Am J Case Rep 16:20. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.892621

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