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Intact Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst: Is Bronchoscopic Removal Possible?

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]


Massoud Sokouti, Mohsen Sokouti and Babak Sokouti*   Pages 64 - 66 ( 3 )


In the current technical note, the structure of pulmonary hydatid cysts has been presented and the included layers have been discussed. Then, some critical notes have been provided for the management of intact pulmonary hydatid cyst which should not be removed by bronchoscopic approaches due to high rates of possible complications of tearing; however, it has been performed by some cases available in the literature which is not acceptable.


Bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasonography, hydatid cyst, pulmonary, ultrasonography, CT scan, Echinococcus granulosus.


Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Biotechnology Research Center, Tabriz University o f Medical Sciences, Tabriz

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