Management of complicated giant thoracic hydatid disease

Ekim H., Ozbay B., Kurnaz M., Tuncer M. , Ekim M.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.15, no.12, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR


Background: Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation frequently seen in sheep- and cattle-raising areas of the world, and has been known since the time of Galen and Hippocrates. We retrospectively evaluated patients who underwent surgery in our department due to complicated giant intrathoracic hydatid cysts.