Video assisted thoracoscopic excision of pulmonary hydatid cyst: A case report
Author(s): Dr. SM Fulare, Dr. SD Deshmukh, Dr. Jyoti Gupta and Dr. Divish Saxena
Abstract: Pulmonary hydatid cyst disease or echinococcosis is a parasitic disease caused by larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus. Four species are recognised and the vast majority of infestations in humans are caused by E. granulosus. The classic management of pulmonary hydatid disease is surgical removal of the cysts by means of thoracotomy or sternotomy.With the advent of surgical experience in thoracoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical technique to treat the disease is being developed. In this case report, we have reported video assisted thoracoscopic excision of pulmonary hydatid cyst in a 24 year old female, its post-operative care and recovery.