Ruptured hydatid cysts of the lung in children: clinical review and results of surgery.

@article{Balci2002RupturedHC,
  title={Ruptured hydatid cysts of the lung in children: clinical review and results of surgery.},
  author={Akın Eraslan Balci and Nesimi M Eren and Sevval Eren and Refik Ulk{\"u}},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={889-92}
}
BACKGROUND Rupture of a hydatid cyst may cause some unique problems, especially in children. METHODS Sixty-three children with a total of 68 ruptured lung hydatid cysts were operated on between 1980 and 2000. Mean age was 12.3 years (range, 1 to 15 years). Radiographic findings were hydropneumothorax (20.6%) and air-fluid level (19%). Mean follow-up was 19.3 months. RESULTS Transthoracic needle aspiration was responsible for the rupture in 3 children. The interval between cyst rupture and… CONTINUE READING

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