Intrathoracic extrapulmonary hydatid cysts

  • Fouad Atoini
  • Aziz Ouarssani
  • Moulay Ahmed Hachimi
  • Fatima Aitlhou
  • Mustapha Idrissi Rguibi
  • Abdelaziz Hommadi

Abstract

Hydatid disease caused by echinococcus granulosus is still a serious problem in both underdeveloped and developing countries. Clinical signs of the disease are not specific. Most patients have a few symptoms when a hydatid cyst is discovered. Symptoms depend on its location, size and complications. Parasite can settle in every organ and tissue in the human body. We report two cases with intrathoracic extrapulmonary hydatid cyst with multiple cysts. Pathophysiology of the mode of dissemination, and surgery are discussed.

Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 13:7

Author Biographies

Fouad Atoini
Department of Thoracic surgery, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail. Postal box: S 15. Meknes. Morocco
Aziz Ouarssani
Department of Pulmonology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail. Postal box: S 15. Meknes. Morocco
Moulay Ahmed Hachimi
Department of Anaesthesiology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail. Postal box: S 15. Meknes. Morocco
Fatima Aitlhou
Department of Pulmonology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail. Postal box: S 15. Meknes. Morocco
Mustapha Idrissi Rguibi
Department of Pulmonology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail. Postal box: S 15. Meknes. Morocco
Abdelaziz Hommadi
Department of Radiology Military Hospital Moulay Ismail. Postal box: S 15. Meknes. Morocco
Published
2013-02-23
Section
Articles

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