Review of cases with cystic hydatid lung disease in a tertiary referral hospital located in an endemic region: a 10 years' experience.

@article{Tor2000ReviewOC,
  title={Review of cases with cystic hydatid lung disease in a tertiary referral hospital located in an endemic region: a 10 years' experience.},
  author={M. Meltem Tor and Ali Atasalihi and Nurg{\"u}l Altuntaş and Ebru Sulu and Tuncer Senol and Altan Kir and Reha Baran},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={539-42}
}
BACKGROUND Echinococcus disease is endemic in sheep-and cattle-raising areas world wide. Its prevalence is also high in the Mediterranean region including Turkey. OBJECTIVE To determine the presentation, approach to surgical treatment and outcome of hydatid disease in an endemic region. METHODS From January 1989 to December 1998 288 patients, aged between 1 and 71 years with a mean age of 31 years (134 female, 154 male), were operated on for pulmonary hydatidosis. Clinical charts of the… CONTINUE READING

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