Aghajanzadeh، Manochehr نويسنده Respiratory Diseases and TB Research Center, Razi Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Rasht-Iran , , Aghajanzadeh، Gilda نويسنده Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Razi Hospital, RASHT- IRAN. , , Ebrahimi، Hannan نويسنده Student of Medicine ,Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, Iran. , , Khajeh Jahromi، Sina نويسنده Student Research Committee, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. , , Amir Maafi، Alireza نويسنده Student Research Committee, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. , , Massahnia، Sara نويسنده Respiratory Diseases and TB Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Razi Hospital, Rasht- Iran ,
Echinococcosis remains a significant health hazard in endemic areas, including
the Middle East, Mediterranean countries and Central Asia. Pulmonary disease
appears more commonly in younger individuals but bilateral pulmonary
involvement is relatively rare. Concomitant pulmonary and liver hydatid
disease may occur in 4% to 25% of patients with hydatidosis.
A previously healthy 20-year-old femal from north of Iran without any
previous history of lung or liver disease presented with complaints of right
upper quadrant and right side chest pain and a low grade fever for the past one
month. In imaging studies, one cyst in the left lung, two cysts in the right lung
and two cysts in the liver were found. Since the cysts were symptomatic, it was
decided to treat these cysts surgically. The patient underwent bilateral anterolateral
thoracotomies and phrenotomy under general anesthesia and all cysts
were evacuated. The patient was discharged in good condition.