Parenchyma-saving surgical treatment of giant pulmonary hydatid cysts.

  title={Parenchyma-saving surgical treatment of giant pulmonary hydatid cysts.},
  author={Mehmet Dakak and Hasan Çaylak and Kutan Kavakli and Alper Gozubuyuk and Orhan Kemal Yucel and Sedat Gurkok and Ersin Sapmaz and Onur Genc and Sibel Cubukcu and Mehmet Tanyuksel},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  volume={57 3},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review 97 patients with giant pulmonary hydatid cysts and assess the clinical features and results of different operative techniques over a 27-year period. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 1981 and December 2007, 590 patients were operated on for pulmonary hydatidosis and 97 (17 %) of these patients had giant pulmonary hydatid cyst. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of these 97 patients. The diameter of the hydatid cysts were… CONTINUE READING