Single-stage transthoracic approach for right lung and liver hydatid disease.

  title={Single-stage transthoracic approach for right lung and liver hydatid disease.},
  author={Ekber Sahin and Serkan En{\"o}n and Ayten Kayi Cangir and Hakan Kutlay and Sevket Kavukçu and Hadi Akay and Ilker Okten and Sinasi Yavuzer},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={126 3},
OBJECTIVE Human echinococcosis remains a serious health problem for the Mediterranean countries. Synchronous pulmonary and hepatic hydatid disease may occur in 4% to 25% of cases. Our experience on simultaneous surgical treatment of right lung and liver hydatid disease in patients was reviewed. METHODS Between 1990 and 2000, 48 patients (33 female patients and 15 male patients) with synchronous right lung and liver dome hydatid cysts were operated with a 1-stage procedure. RESULTS Six… CONTINUE READING
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