DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_417_23 ISSN: 0974-3901

A Rare Case of Isolated Hydatid Cyst in Right Lung in a Pediatric Patient

Ajinkya Shrikant Wazurkar, Sham Lohiya, Keta Jayant Vagha, Jayant Vagha
  • General Medicine


The parasite Echinococcus granulosus is the source of the disease hydatid cyst, which primarily affects the liver but can also affect other parts of the body. This case involves a seven-year-old boy who had fever and cough for 15 days which was identified as a case of isolated hydatid cyst of the right lung following examination and further testing. The child received albendazole preoperatively, then had the hydatid cyst removed with enucleation. After receiving advice to continue taking Praziquantel and Albendazole for another three months, the boy was discharged. If untreated, hydatid cysts of the lung can lead to serious problems like cyst rupture, pneumothorax, and infection and could pose a life-threatening risk. In order to identify hydatid cyst as early as possible, a comprehensive history and examination are crucial, and treatment should begin.

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