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The surgical management of complicated pulmonary hydatid cysts

Pirmoazen, N.; Saidi, F.; Ahmadi, Z.H.; Firouzi, F.

Medical Journal of Islamic Re ic of Iran 18(1): 1-5


Accession: 004364222

Iran is recognized as an endemic area for lung hydatidosis. Surgical removal of some hydatid cysts may have serious morbid consequences. To determine the characteristics of these special cysts, a retrospective survey was carried out on patients admitted to Modarres Hospital in Tehran with pulmonary hydatid cysts between 1989 and 1998. We have found that ruptured, bilateral, and giant cysts (>10 cm) cause more surgical and anaesthetic complications; thus we named them "complicated cysts".

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