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Haemoptysis secondary to a complicated hydatid cyst of the lung: A case report

R Manganyi, A Moodley, T Pennel, C Ofoegbu, A Linegar

Abstract


Pulmonary hydatid disease is almost exclusively caused by the infestation of the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. Humans are infected, accidentally, through the faeco-oral route by the ingestion of food and milk, contaminated by dog faeces containing the ova of parasites or direct contact with dogs. We describe an unusual cause of massive haemoptysis in a young male who had bilateral lung hydatid cysts as well as a large splenic hydatic cyst. He underwent bilateral thoracotomies for cyst excision for relief of haemoptysis


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R Manganyi, Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

A Moodley,

T Pennel, Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

C Ofoegbu, Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

A Linegar, Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2020;26(2):56-58. DOI:10.7196/AJTCCM.2020.v26i2.029

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Date submitted: 2020-06-15
Date published: 2020-06-15

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