Expectoration of a hydatid cyst

Sharma, Navneet; Xess, Deonis
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/9/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 12, p1227
Academic Journal
The article reports on Echinococcosis or hydatid disease which is caused by the tapeworm known as Echinococcosis granulosus. It mentions that the disease could be diagnosed through ultrasonography and computed tomography, and could be treated with surgical removal of the cysts and chemotherapy with the administration of mebendazole and albendazole. It cites the case of a 30-year-old man from India who coughed a 3-cm-long hydatid cyst and was diagnosed with echinococcosis.


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