Manouchehr Aghajanzadeh1, Ali Alavi Fomani2, Alirza Jafarnegad2, Azita Tangestaninejad2 and Yousha Pourahmadi3*
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2Department of Pulmonology, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
3Department of Internal Medicine, Inflammatory Lung Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Pleural effusion in pulmonary hydatid cystsis a very rare complication and its diagnosis and treatment is still a complex of problem. We report an interesting case with symptoms of left sided chest pain, cyanosis and dyspnea, which was referral from local hospital and chest radiograph showed Pleural effusion. Despite insertion of chest tube we saw persistent air leaks with lung collapse in control chest radiograph. CT-scan of chest performed in our center and showed left side and a circular lesion in central of Pleural effusion. So we planned surgery for the patient. During surgery, we found pulmonary hydatid cysts that were ruptured with the presence of debris and laminated membrane in the lesion and pleural effusion. A diagnosis of hydatid cyst made on histopathological tests. Patient was discharged in good condition on the sixth postoperative day with the prescription of Albendazole [800 mg] daily. Ruptured pulmonary hydatid cyst is one of the differential diagnosis of pleural effusion and surgery is indicated in these cases
Aghajanzadeh M, Fomani AA, Jafarnegad A, Tangestaninejad A, Pourahmadi Y. A Rare Case of Pulmonary Hydatid Cysts with Presentation of Pleural Effusion. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2830..