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Review Papers | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015
Role of Computed Tomography for Diagnosis Ruptured Hydatid Cyst
Abstract: Pulmonary hydatid cyst considered a cause of respiratory failure and circulatory shock. Chest imaging showed findings suggestive of ruptured hydatid cyst, which was confirmed by histology post-thoracotomy. C T Scan, Tissue cultures from the removed cyst grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis also. Patient was successfully managed in the intensive care unit and was then discharged home in addition to albendazole after prolonged hospitalization and a need for chest tube for bronchopleural fistula. Acute respiratory failure and anaphylactic shock secondary to ruptured pulmonary hydatid cyst.
Keywords: CT pulmonary cyst, , Rupture Hydatid syst
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,
Pages: 3119 - 3120