Cyst Hydatid Case Ruptured After Awake Intubation Causing Difficult Airway

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Yüzkat N., Çeğin M. B.

Medical Science and Discovery, vol.2, no.4, pp.178-180, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Medical Science and Discovery
  • Journal Indexes: Index Copernicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-180
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Cyst Hydatid is a parasitary disease seen throughout the history, and caused by Echinococcus Granulosus. Cyst hydatid settles in the liver at a rate of almost 60% and about 30% in the lungs. The cysts settlings in the lungs are generally solitary and asymptomatic. While the cyst hydatid of the lungs is often seen as solitary, the spontaneous perforation rate in these cases is reported as 0.36%. The iatrogenic perforation is quite rare, like 1% in the studies. In the literature, we could not come across a cyst hydatid case ruptured due to intubation. In this article, we aimed to present a cyst hydatid case that was operated due to diaphragmatic hernia, instantly ruptured after intubation and caused difficult airway management.