Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst by Bronchoscopy

Zehra Yaşar, Murat Acat, Erhan Turgut, Hilal Onaran, Huseyin Erhan Dincer, Naciye Arda, Erdoʇan Çetinkaya

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Hydatid cyst is a parasitic infestation caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Lungs are the second most common site of involvement after liver. The diagnosis of complicated pulmonary hydatid cysts may not be easy because hydatid cyst disease mimics tuberculosis, lung cancer, empyema, or abscess. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy can be a valuable tool in the diagnosis of the infestation by visualization of hydatid cyst membrane. Here, we report the case of a 33-year-old woman who presented with hemoptysis and chest discomfort and was diagnosed with a hydatid cyst by fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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  • diagnosis
  • fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • pulmonary hydatid cystic


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