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Unintentional percutaneous aspiration of a pleural hydatid cyst.

Authors
  • al Karawi, M A
  • Mohamed, A R
  • el Tayeb, B O
  • Yasawy, M I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Thorax
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
November 1991
Volume
46
Issue
11
Pages
859–860
Identifiers
PMID: 1771611
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A Saudi man underwent repeated percutaneous aspiration of a pleural effusion before a pleural biopsy showed hydatid disease. Subsequent investigations confirmed hydatid disease in the pleura and liver. The patient underwent surgical evacuation and irrigation of the pleural cavity followed by medical treatment for the liver cyst with albendazole, with complete recovery and disappearance of the liver cyst.

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