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Cystic Hydatidosis of the Rib-Case Report and Review of the Literature



Cystic Hydatidosis of the Rib-Case Report and Review of the Literature



Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 21(5): 492-495



The hydatid disease is a zoonosis endemic to rural countries, such as those in the Mediterranean region, South America, North Africa, Central Asia and China. Hydatid cysts commonly affect liver and lungs, but less than 100 cases of costal hydatidosis have been reported in the literature. While diagnosis of the disease in commonly affected organs is relatively easy, uncommon locations can prove to be challenging as is the case with costal hydatidosis. Imaging techniques can suggest the diagnosis, but sometimes it remains uncertain until surgery. The treatment is surgical, assisted by long-time Albendazole chemotherapy. We present a rare case of costal hydatidosis, the first one to be reported in Romania according to our review of the literature.

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DOI: 10.5761/atcs.cr.14-00337


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