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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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OVIEDO GAMBOA, Ifigenia; CASTILLO YUJRA, Boris Jorge; ZEGARRA SANTIESTEBAN, William  and  LLANOS FERNANDEZ, José Luis. Diagnostic imaging of a giant pulmonary hydatid cyst. Clinical Case Report. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2013, vol.36, n.1, pp.39-41. ISSN 1012-2966.

Hydatidosis or echinococcosis is a disease classified within ciclozoonosis. It is produced by the larval forms of Echinococcusgranulosus that parasitizes the intestine of the dog. Hydatid cysts cover the lung with 10%, beeingthe second location. This is a case report of a patient of 82 years old who had a 1 month clinical evolution characterized by greenish productive coughing, chills, heat rises , physical examination decreased breath sounds auscultated in left lung field, The X ray (unfinished) evidenced two circular homogeneousradio-pacities upper quadrant and lower left lung field, multislice CT reported giant lung cysts, exploratory thoracotomy and cystectomy was performed, finally pathology confirmed pulmonary giant hydatid cysts and active chronic inflammatory process.

Keywords : Echinococcosis; pulmonary; Echinococcus; tomography; diagnostic imaging.

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