Primary Hydatid Cyst of the Diaphragm: A Case Report
Mihai Dumitrescu, Ciprian Bolca* and Ioan CordoÈ
Department of Thoracic Surgery, “Marius Nasta” Institute of Pneumology, Bucharest, Romania
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ciprian Bolca
Department of Thoracic Surgery
“Marius Nasta” Institute of Pneumology
Èoseaua Viilor No 90, 050152, BucureÈti, Romania
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 24, 2014, Accepted Date: March 31, 2014, Published Date: April 5, 2014
Citation: Dumitrescu M, Bolca C, Cordos I. Primary Hydatid Cyst of the Diaphragm: A Case Report. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie] 2014; 10(3):233-234. doi: 10.7438/1584-9341-10-3-13
Copyright: ©2014 Dumitrescu M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hydatid disease is a parasitic disease endemic in Romania which occurs frequently in liver and lungs, but it can also be present in almost any part of the body. We present the rare case of a 37-year-old male which was admitted in our service with a large hydatid cyst at the level of the right thoracic outlet and we were not able initially to establish its exact origin, liver or right lung. After imagistic investigations we decided for an abdominal approach considering that the cyst was liver related. Intraoperative findings showed a primary hydatid cyst of the diaphragm, a very rare entity that was successfully treated by the mentioned approach.