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Difficulties in diagnosis of a complicated hydatid cyst of the lung in a child

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Aslamhon Makhmudovich Sharipov; Saidkhassan Magomedovich Bataev; Kholnazar Amonovich Giyosov; Imatihudo Dodovich Sayfulloev; Alisher Radjabovich Zoirov; Rosa Khurmatovna Shangareyeva;

Herein, we present a clinical observation of a child with complicated pulmonary echinococcosis. The patient had experienced difficulties with diagnosis, and he was unsuccessfully treated for chronic pneumonia over 1.5 years in a clinic and various hospitals. The description of this case indicates the importance of detailed history taking and obligatory diagnostic tracheobronchoscopy because the radiological signs in cases of a complicated hydatid cyst in the lung in children may be uninformative.


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Keywords: complicated hydatid cyst, lung, surgery, children

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